After Stephen A. Smith said on First Take that Chicago Bulls point guard Lonzo Ball — who missed the entirety of last season and is expected to miss all of this season, too — is having difficulty “sitting down”, Ball responded on social media.
In a video posted to Twitter, Ball can be seen somewhat awkwardly sitting up and down in a deck chair while only using one leg.
“Stephen A, who are you are your sources, bro? Please tell me who your sources are. Come on, man — you gotta stop yapping. I actually like you, man! I don’t even know you like that — but I like you! I’m coming back, man, come one!” Ball yells.
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) August 22, 2023
While it’s great to see that Ball is feeling good and plans on returning to the NBA when he gets healthy, there’s no denying that this video doesn’t make it look as though he’s having the *easiest* time sitting down, either.
The reason that Ball is likely fond of Stephen A. Smith, of course, is because First Take would so often give his outspoken father Lavar a platform to speak back when he was trying to get “Big Baller Brand” off the ground a few years ago.
The Pac-12 Freshman of the year during his lone season at UCLA, Ball was eventually taken by the Los Angeles Lakers as the 2nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
While Ball made the All-Rookie Second Team during his first season, he only lasted three years in L.A. before he was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in the Anthony Davis deal. Then, in 2021, Ball was once again traded, this time to the Chicago Bulls.
Nowhere near the star that his father promised he’d be when he was coming out of college, Ball is ultimately a solid point guard when he’s able to stay healthy, as he has career averages of 11.9 points, 6.2 assists, and 5.7 rebounds per game.