During the Los Angeles Lakers loss in their first NBA summer league game to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night, LaVar Ball made the comment that his son Lonzo Ball had the NBA Rookie of the Year already wrapped up. One player that might disagree is fellow rookie Jayson Tatum. That made the timing perfect because Ball and Tatum faced off on Saturday night as the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Boston Celtics in the summer league.

The Lakers Lose Again

While many people wanted to see what Lonzo Ball and Jayson Tatum looked like when on the court at the same time, the fact remains that the Los Angeles Lakers lost their second game in a row to start the NBA summer league.

For a team that LaVar Ball guaranteed would make the playoffs this year, things are not running smoothly.

Of course, Lonzo Ball was missing a key tool with Brandon Ingram sitting out the rest of the summer league after suffering a minor injury in the opening game on Friday night. As a result, the Celtics, who finished the 2016-17 regular season with the best record in the Eastern Conference, beat the Los Angeles Lakers, who had the second-most losses of any team in the Western Conference, by a score of 86-81.

Lonzo Ball vs. Jayson Tatum

LaVar Ball watched Lonzo Ball lose his second straight game but remained optimistic. LaVar claimed after the game and said that he isn't worried about the results of the summer league because his son will become the best NBA guard ever, saying that Magic Johnson will pass down the torch to Lonzo.

LaVar said that Lonzo Ball will play better when the fans are cheering louder and he really looked better on Saturday night. After missing just about every shot he attempted in Friday, Lonzo finished the game on Saturday with a triple-double, scoring 11 points with 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

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Ball only hit 38 percent from the field and continued to struggle with the NBA 3-point shot, only hitting one in five attempts.

It wasn't enough for the Los Angeles Lakers to knock off the Boston Celtics. While Lonzo Ball finished with a triple-double, Jayson Tatum scored 27 points and led his Celtics to win. Tatum hit 47 percent from the field and finished with a double-double, adding 11 rebounds, all on the defensive end.

The NBA Rookie of the Year is far from sewn up, despite what LaVar Ball said.

Lonzo Ball and Jayson Tatum will compete all year for the award along with the overall No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz of the Philadelphia 76ers. Fultz also played on Saturday but had to leave the game with a left ankle injury.

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