Lakers fans boo Lonzo Ball


Lakers fans were feisty last night. Not only did they boo Thunder forward Paul George, they also booed Lakers guard Lonzo Ball.

Ball missed his eighth straight free throw – including 0-for-4 in his previous game – when the crowd let him have it.

I initially thought the fan response was unproductive, but maybe it jolted Ball into focusing more. He made his next attempt. Ball is certainly capable of shooting better than 45% on free throws, which he’s doing this season and did last season.

Ball’s woeful performance at the line has gone under the radar because he has attempted so few free throws – 1.4 per game last season, 1.1 per game this season. Which is yet another problem.