The phenomenal point guard who made history by being the first Laker to bag the award averaged 16.3 points, a record 9.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 1 block per game.
The thing with Lonzo is, he’s a natural team leader that gets everyone involved with his instinctive playmaking skills. But what makes him special in addition to all his talents is his exceptional court vision.
We mean, you simply can’t teach things like this which he did on his first game to boot:
And despite his lackluster debut, Lonzo went on to redeem himself during his second game against the Boston Celtics where he scored his first career triple-double of 11 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds.
This was followed by a massive 36-point performance against the Philadelphia Sixers that shows Lonzo can be a scoring machine when he wants to. He was also only 2 rebounds short of a triple-double in this game with his 11 assists and 8 rebounds.
So in their next game, Lonzo made sure to finish strong after scoring 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in his second triple-double performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers with NBA superstar Lebron James watching.
It’s just too bad that the young gun went down with a calf injury when their team faced the Dallas Mavericks. This didn’t stop him though from winning the MVP title, and the Lakers from eventually emerging victorious in Summer League.
Still not convinced that he’s the real deal? Check out this mixtape of Lonzo’s MVP Summer League performance.