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Lonzo Ball loses to Bow Wow in "shooting contest", if that's what you can call it

February 27, 2018

Of all the unfair things that Lonzo Ball receives criticism for (hmmm, what could I be thinking of), his ghastly shooting stroke is NOT one of them. That jump shot is worthy of all of the hate, and it's nothing short of miraculous that he was drafted second overall despite it. Watching it is like seeing and hearing nails on a chalkboard, only the nails are yours, and the chalkboard is actually barbed wire and oh my god your hands are bleeding everywhere GOOD LORD SOMEONE CALL AN AMBULANCE.

Ok, it's not that bad, but it's pretty damn ugly, and this video of Lonzo facing rapper Bow Wow in a "shooting contest" isn't going to help his cause. Check out the footage, tweeted out by Shad Moss himself (Warning - Language):

Many folks around the internet are calling this a "shooting contest", and yes, I understand we are doing the same in this headline, but if hitting two shots to Lonzo's one is a victory in said "shooting contest" than I'd argue this is a bad look for Bow Wow, who was celebrating like he was still relevant just won the NBA Finals. This dude was once a candidate for fictional NBA Rookie of the Year (possibly MVP), and he's going crazy because hit two shots in this whack-ass gym? Let's calm down here.

Lonzo's shot is bad (third-to-last FG% among NBA rookies bad), but it's not that bad. And again, the guy has all of the haters in the world, but he's still putting together a solid rookie campaign, averaging 10.2 points per game, 7.1 rebounds and 7.0 assists, second to only Ben Simmons among rookies in that category. So yeah, he "lost" to Calvin Cambridge in some makeshift contest, but his pro career is going just fine.