Point guard for the Chicago Bulls, Lonzo Ball, has certainly made quite the bold statement after the home opener on Friday Night. The word confident comes to mind of course, and Bulls fans are getting on board as well.
He was able to land a triple-double in the victory against his former team, the New Orleans Pelicans. Speaking of that confidence factor, he wants all to remember just how spectacular his performance with the team was.
“I think I’m one of the best shooters in the league.”
Bold statements indeed, but honestly, it’s the way of a sports icon from the days of yore perhaps; a confidence level that is surely missing in sports these days. Some might say conceited, but others are inspired, especially the fans judging by reactions on Twitter.
If we look at the facts, though, he hasn’t exactly backed up these statements unfortunately, until Friday’s game that is. The piece calls his shooting “decent,” at best.
Is it a case of him putting the cart before the horse? Or is he confident enough to change the stats he’s recorded thus far? This is perhaps the glaring question.
The records show: “14 shots from long range and converted on five of them. That’s a 35.7% make percentage which would not qualify him as one of the league’s best shooters,” heavy.com states.
Regardless, the Bulls and the fans seem to be very happy over their acquisition of the 23 year old player…the sum they paid, a whopping $85 million split over four years. For that amount of money, though, let’s hope his self-prophesy turns out to be true before the end.