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Tim Cone praises Scottie Thompson’s ‘infectious’ passing, compares him to Lonzo Ball

Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone was able watch the NBA Summer League and the multi-titled coach could not help but draw comparisons between the Los Angeles Lakers’ prized rookie Lonzo Ball and his team’s own rising young star, Scottie Thompson.

“At this point, I think this upcoming NBA season, the guy who resembles Scottie will be Lonzo Ball,” Cone said. “I watched him in the Summer League and he reminded me so much of Scottie Thompson with the things he does.”

Ginebra's Earl Scottie Thompson. PBA Images
Ball dished out triple-double performances in the Summer League, much like Thompson does in the PBA. But that’s not where the similarities end.

“The way when he started passing the ball, the whole team started passing the ball,” Cone shared. “The Lakers were fun to watch when they started moving the ball. They were crazy. Lonzo Ball goes for the rebound. They’re very similar with their styles. Scottie plays big for his position, so as Lonzo Ball. The more you see him, the more he reminds me of Scottie.”

That ball movement that Thompson sparks for Ginebra was on full display during the Kings’ last game, where they dished out a total of 39 assists, the most in a PBA game in 14 years, according to PBA chief statistician Fidel Mangonon III.

Thompson, according to Cone, should get some credit for Ginebra’s unselfish play.

Author: Rey Joble
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