LaVar Ball’s brash personality seems to be rubbing several NBA players the wrong and unfortunately for Lonzo those players are looking to get back at his father by embarrassing him on the court.
Earlier this week, the elder Ball sent a message to the Wizards who play the Lakers tonight on ESPN.
Wizards center Marcin Gortat saw the tweet and apparently informed Wall of LaVar’s trash talk.
“Nah, no mercy,” Wall responded when asked if he would show leniency to the 19-year-old rookie point guard despite his braggadocious father.
“Certain matchups you really get up for. Like when you play [Golden State Warriors guard] Steph [Curry], you definitely want to have a good game,” Wall said. “I’m playing against [Ball]. [Gortat] said what he said about me. I didn’t say anything. His dad has been talking. … That makes me want to go out there and lead my team and play the best I can play.”
“We didn’t say nothing about him, nothing to him, and he says, ‘The Wizards better be ready because he don’t ever lose two in a row,’” Wall continued, then scoffed at the absurdity of the father’s boast. “Like, this is the league now. It’s a different ballgame.”
It’s going to be a long night for Lonzo when the Wizards play the Lakers tonight.