It’s rare to see an NBA player intercept a pass without looking, but Lonzo Ball managed to do just that on Thursday.

Lonzo Ball game highlights

In the first quarter of Los Angeles’ 111-95 road loss to the Washington Wizards, the rookie Lakers point guard stole a pass from behind:

It must surely help that Ball — the 2017 No. 2 overall draft pick — is 6-foot-6.

Ball — who was booed in Wednesday’s loss at Boston — finished with ten points, eight rebounds and eight assists to fall just short of his first career triple-double. He missed 9 of 12 shots, including misfiring on 6-of-7 from 3-point range.

“Trying to work on balance,” Ball said after shooting 4-for-15 in a loss at the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. “That is what Luke [Walton] and Magic [Johnson] have been telling me, most of the problem right now is balance.”

Walton said Ball is receiving plenty of help to perfect his shooting, for which he is known for having a strange technique.

“We’re hoping to see him make more of the shots that he shoots,” Walton said. “I’m still a believer that he is a good shooter. I see him make them all the time in practice, and [assistants] Brian Shaw and Miles [Simon] are working with him on some of the footwork stuff and balance.”

John Wall and Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 23 and 22 points, respectively.

The Lakers (5-7) next visit Milwaukee on Saturday night, when the Wizards (6-5) host Atlanta.

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 27: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers dribbles upcourt during the second half of a game against the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center on October 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


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