Alvin Gentry has ultimate compliment for Lonzo Ball
New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry believes in the Big Baller way.
Before his team played the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, Gentry paid rookie guard Lonzo Ball the ultimate compliment by saying that he couldn’t see how Ball could possibly fail, per Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times.
Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says Lonzo Ball is an "old soul" and "a coach's dream." Adds: "I don't see how he could possibly fail."
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) October 23, 2017
While Gentry’s players seem much less enthused by the rookie, it’s certainly high praise from somebody who has coached in the NBA for decades and been around elite point guards such as Steve Nash, Chris Paul, and Stephen Curry. Ball has been drawing rave reviews from other basketball higher-ups as well, and it’s becoming obvious that he is much more than just empty hype.