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Here's What LeBron Told The Lakers About Playing With Lonzo Ball

A closeup of Lonzo Ball in his purple Los Angeles Lakers uniform

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 23: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the second half of a game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center on December 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

LeBron James inherits a Lakers roster with a handful of interesting young players on it. Lonzo Ball is one of them.

Ball was the No. 2 pick of the 2017 draft out of UCLA but he struggled much of his rookie season. There's still hope for him to improve, but many are wondering how LeBron would handle being in the middle of the Ball family madness, most of it stemming from LaVar.

With the Lakers' acquisition of Rajon Rondo, there's plenty of speculation that Lonzo is out of town in an upcoming trade. The Lakers have looked into trading for Kawhi Leonard and Lonzo could be sent to San Antonio, or perhaps he is a piece to be dealt in a different move.

Either way, there's no guarantee right now that LeBron and Lonzo play together. If they do though, it seems that James would welcome the opportunity.

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, LeBron told the Lakers he is a fan of Lonzo and is "excited" to play with him.

You may recall that LeBron showed up at an NBA Summer League game of Lonzo's last year and caused a stir. He might legit see something in the kid.

Will that be enough to keep Lonzo in Los Angeles? We'll have to see.

The Lakers have been extremely active thus far, so we might know sooner or later the plans for Lonzo's future.