Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball underwhelmed in his National Basketball Association regular season debut, tallying just three points, four assists and nine rebounds as the Lakers lost 108-92. "F*cking win", Beverley yelled, according to ESPN reporter Arash Markazi. Ball has 78 games ahead of him this season in which he won't have to play against Beverley.
He also talked acknowledged the expectations surrounding him, while adding that he was just as disappointed with his performance in his first National Basketball Association game. So obviously tonight wasn't the way we wanted to come out, wasn't the way we wanted to finish. But one thing's for sure: we'll all be watching. Yeah, you shut him down. OK. "And your check still ain't going to go no higher than what it is". Beverley is not only one of the more, let's be charitable and say intense defenders in the league, he's also precisely the type of guy who would spend all summer looking forward to stuffing Ball into a locker.
Maybe nobody else will care quite as much about humiliating LaVar Ball by shutting his son down on the court, but Beverley raises a good point. He played all previous year and nobody said nothing about him.More news: Panthers at Bears time, TV schedule, live stream, odds and more
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"I just looked at him like I looked right past him because he's nobody", LaVar told ESPN.
Back when LaVar Ball was first firing up the Lonzo-hype machine, we spoke with Wall about how LaVar's braggadocious statements could affect the Lakers rookie on the court. Because Lonzo's name is attached to it ...
And it sounds like it ain't gonna get easier for Ball as the season moves along. "But you put my son's name in it and you put my name in it, now you got some action and you got some people talking".