Lonzo Ball will miss summer league final with calf injury
LAS VEGAS (AP) Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball will not play in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game.
The team announced Monday that Ball suffered a mild calf strain in the third quarter Sunday and will be cautious with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft.
Ball has averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals. He also posted two triple-doubles and four double-digit assist games.
Ball became one of the biggest stories of summer league and his sneaker choice was a daily news item. He made headlines by declining lucrative offers from major sneaker companies in favor of his family's Big Baller Brand fashion line and his own ZO2 sneaker ($495).
He made his debut in his own shoe then switched to signature shoes by Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and Jordan Brand in subsequent games.
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Updated July 17, 2017