When the Lakers selected Lonzo Ball with the 2nd overall pick, this was the type of game they expected to see from him on a nightly basis.

Tallying his second triple-double of the season, Ball led the Lakers to a 127-109 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

Scoring 11 points with 16 rebounds and 11 assists, the Laker rookie was doing everything on the floor, despite his recent struggles from the field. On Denver’s side of the ball, the team was unable to pull themselves together after head coach Mike Malone and Nikola Jokic got ejected before the game was even half over.

Sitting at 7-1o for the season, the Lakers are doing shockingly well, and are undoubtedly exceeding expectations for what many had considered another lottery year.

Regardless of how people look at it, it seems like the Lakers are on the rise in the West. Between their young stars, high market, and historically great culture, a bright and successful road look to be ahead of this storied franchise.

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