His family is part of a Facebook reality series and now Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball will get to stretch his acting wings. Variety says Ball has finished filming an episode for the third season of “Fuller House” which will be seen on Netflix later this year.

The episode has Ball visiting the Tanner-Fuller family in hopes of bringing someone to the Lakers organization. “Fuller House” is the sequel to “Full House which aired on ABC in the late 1980’s to 1990’s. The Netflix series began in February 2016 and the third season will premiere on September 22 which would mark the 30th anniversary of the launch of “Full House.”

Since declaring for the NBA Draft after the 2016-17 college basketball season, Ball has gone from a UCLA standout to being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers. Of course, his father, LaVar Ball has been visible from being on ESPN and Fox to starring in a Facebook series.

If you’re wondering if the Facebook series will follow Lonzo to Lakers camp, it’s unlikely that will happen. LaVar tells the Los Angeles Times that his cameras probably won’t be allowed inside:

“I don’t think they’ll let him film at camp and all that stuff,” Lonzo’s father, LaVar Ball, said. “I don’t think that’s a big deal. Most of the stuff they’ll film when he comes back home. When he’s off. I want everybody to get all this stuff in, and then when October rolls around, tell everybody back up.”

The Lakers have their own series on Spectrum SportsNet that follows their players so it’s likely Lonzo will end up there. But you’ll still get your Lonzo fix on Netflix later this year, plus you’ll get to see him aplenty when the NBA season taps off in October.

[Variety]

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