Promising Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball gladly listens and takes advice from magic johnson as he believes that the team's legend is the ''greatest ever Point Guard.''

Johnson's name pops up immediately when the discussion about the best ever point guard opens up.

The Lakers selected Ball at number two in last month's NBA draft, adding one of the most intriguing guard players from college in recent years.

Johnson, 57, a former five-time NBA champion and current Lakers President of Basketball Operations, has taken Ball under his belt. The 57-year-old is willing to pass his deep knowledge about the game to the UCLA product, as he is keen on building a competitive Purple and Gold team for the future.

''Just keep learning as much as I can from him,'' Ball told ESPN. ''He's the best point guard to ever play, and I'm coming up behind him. So I'm trying to learn everything, sink everything in, just go from there.''

Eager to win it all

Lonzo Ball badly wants to win the NBA Las Vegas Summer League title as that would be quite a start to his NBA journey.

The Los Angeles Lakers are set to clash with the Portland Trail Blazers in the competition's final on Monday night.

Ball, 19, led a young Lakers team, consisting mostly of other rookies and second-year players, over the last 10 days or so in Sin City.

The Purple and Gold have had probably the support as Laker fans have been filling the Thomas & Mack Center each game.

''That's a great start. That's the first time playing together...to bring home championships would be great.

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Shout-out to all the fans, too, like you said.''

A blow ahead of the finals

The Los Angeles Lakers have suffered a big blow as Lonzo Ball won't be suiting up in the championships match.

Ball picked up a right calf strain injury against the Dallas Mavericks in the semifinals match on Sunday. The 19-year-old got subbed out early on in the third quarter and didn't saw a minute of action in the rest of the way.

When asked if he would be ready for the decider on Monday, Ball said: ''Hopefully. That's the plan.''

Previously, the team decided to shut down Brandon Ingram after a cramp scare seen in the team's opening Summer League game against city rivals Los Angeles Clippers.

It will be extremely tough for the Lakers team to get over the edge and defeat the Trail Blazers without Ball and Ingram, the leaders of their Summer League team.

The Lakers had a 22-point lead over the Mavericks last night when Ball exited out of the game. The Mavericks found a way to reduce the deficit to 96-95 at the end of the game before ultimately falling short and losing to the Lakers in the end.