Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball was only 190 pounds when the team selected him with the second overall pick in last year’s draft.
Ball used his small frame to get into the lane and maneuver his way toward the rim, but quickness only goes so far. Lonzo was able to get outmuscled by opposing players, who often got up on him and challenged his shot, resulting in a 36 percent field-goal percentage last season.
So Ball took the offseason to pack on some muscle, and judging by these before-and-after photos, it appears he did exactly that.
The Lakers, as well as his girlfriend, Denise Garcia, must be happy about Ball’s change in physique.