Lonzo Ball has an incredible amount of on-court potential, as evidenced by the fact that he was the No. 2 overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft.
However, his off-court potential is also sky-high, based on his Hollywood setting, the fact that his father LaVar is a loose cannon and since he has a massive social media following.
In addition to a hilarious Foot Locker Father’s Day commercial that he already filmed, it looks like Ball will make his short-series acting debut before he plays in his first regular-season game for the Lakers.
According to Erin Nyren of Variety.com, Ball will make his acting debut as a guest star in an episode of “Fuller House,” set to air during the second half of Season 3.
A sequel to ABC’s original “Full House” series from the late 1980s and 1990s, “Fuller House” premiered on Netflix in February 2016. D.J. Tanner-Fuller has taken on the leading role as a widowed mother of three sons. Her sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy Gibbler, along with her teenage daughter, live together at the original and famous San Francisco house. A number of original characters have returned in recurring and guest roles, which have allowed fans to experience a great deal of nostalgia. Bob Saget (Danny Tanner) and John Stamos (Uncle Jessy) are among the semi-recurring cast.
Netflix recently announced that the third season would be split into two parts. The first will release on September 22, 2017, which happens to be the 30th anniversary of the original series, via Nyren.
Ball is already featured in a Facebook docu-series entitled “Ball in the Family” that follows him, his brothers and his father both on and off the court. The first two episodes have been released with more on the way.
Since he was drafted, Ball has been praised by the Lakers’ new front office.
“He has greatness written all over him," Johnson said at Ball's introductory press conference. "Now he just has to go out and push him, and we will, too. And [Lakers coach] Luke [Walton] and the coaching staff will do the same thing and it's OK, because he receives all that well.”
"We want expectations. We want to win championships here. We've got to get the right people in place to do that, but we're building every step. I'm not crazy. I know it's going to take time to build and we're building, but when we get the right people in here, we're going to win,” Magic added.
While success on the court will be the focus for Ball, his ability to make an impact in other aspects of entertainment will be something to pay attention to throughout his career.