Lonzo Ball Headlines

  • Let's take a quick sojourn through the history of NBA players trying to rap

    You would think that succeeding in a competitive league like the NBA would be enough of an achievement for one lifetime. But, despite all evidence that it never turns out well, NBA players have a history of attempting to become famous rappers, too. This could be because they’re surrounded by yes-men all day who have no choice but to tell them they sound just as good as Nas. Or it could just be the result of the boredom that comes along with being unbelievably wealthy. Regardless of the inciting...

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  • LaVar Ball: LeBron James Will Sign with Lakers; Lonzo Will Make Him Better

    LaVar Ball predicted Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James will sign with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent and said his son, Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, is going to help the NBA's gold standard reach even greater heights. On Saturday, TMZ Sports passed along comments from the always outspoken Ball family patriarch about the potential pairing next season. "Lonzo is gonna make him a better player!" he said. LaVar added putting LeBron and Lonzo together would make them the "Ball...

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  • LaVar Ball: LeBron James Will Sign with Lakers; Lonzo Will Make Him Better

    LaVar Ball predicted Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James will sign with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent and said his son, Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, is going to help the NBA's gold standard reach even greater heights. On Saturday, TMZ Sports passed along comments from the always outspoken Ball family patriarch about the potential pairing next season. "Lonzo is gonna make him a better player!" he said. LaVar added putting LeBron and Lonzo together would make them the "Ball...

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  • T.I.: Lonzo Ball Ain't a Real Rap Artist, No Chance I'd Collab with Him!

    Lonzo Ball is "a ballplayer," not a rapper -- so says T.I. ... who tells TMZ Sports he's got ZERO interest in hitting the studio with the rookie MC. Don't get it twisted -- T.I. thinks it's great Lonzo dropped a track in honor of LaVar ... but…

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  • Lavar Ball Says He's Not Afraid of Magic Johnson, Lakers

    After previously being told to tone down his criticisms of Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, LaVar Ball isn't afraid to keep talking. Speaking to TMZ Sports, Ball even said "I ain't never afraid of nothing" in response to a question about Magic Johnson.  ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported in December that members of the Lakers' front office had a meeting with Ball about his criticisms of Walton and to "help create a more positive atmosphere" around Lonzo Ball.  LaVar has created more...

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  • Lonzo Ball Releases Tribute Song to Father, LaVar, on New Mixtape 'Born 2 Ball'

    Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball's latest music release is a tribute song to his father, LaVar Ball.  The single, released Thursday on YouTube, begins with LaVar's comments after Lonzo was drafted to the Lakers before going into the first verse about how his father has always fought for his kids.  This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app. Get the app and get the...

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  • Report: Magic Johnson Admonished LaVar Ball Associate for Luke Walton Comments

    The Los Angeles Lakers have been publicly mum about LaVar Ball's public comments on his son Lonzo Ball, the status of the team and head coach Luke Walton. Privately, however, is reportedly a different matter. Team president Magic Johnson "admonished" an associate of the Big Baller Brand founder for Ball's comments about Walton, according to a report by ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. Johnson, when contacted for comment about the story, took a measured approach but did not deny reaching out to the...

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  • Lonzo Ball Had 'No Reaction' to LaVar's Threat to Lakers; 'He Always Talks'

    Earlier this week, LaVar Ball told Lithuanian media he would pull his son Lonzo Ball away from the Los Angeles Lakers if they didn't acquire his other sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo. As usual, Lonzo offered little comment on his boisterous father's remarks. "No reaction," Lonzo told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne of LaVar's threat. "I always just play. He always talks. It's always been the same way." This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the...

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  • Simmons, Mitchell and young NBA phenoms set for Rising Stars

    Ben Simmons thought he should be an All-Star by now. Yet each time Commissioner Adam Silver needed to tab an injury replacement from the Eastern Conference, he looked in another direction, to Simmons' disappointment. Simmons expressed disappointment he didn't get the call. Be...

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  • LaVar vs. the Lakers -- but where does Lonzo end up?

    Last year, the Lakers went all-in on Lonzo Ball -- and all that came with him, including his outspoken father, LaVar. Now, with Lonzo sidelined and LaVar across the globe, the Lakers are finding their way on the court, with or without them.

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  • Lonzo Ball expects to return in Lakers' first game after All-Star break

    NEW ORLEANS -- Rookie Lonzo Ball says he will return from a sprained left MCL injury next Friday against Dallas in the Los Angeles Lakers' first game back from the All-Star break. Ball, who will miss his 14th consecutive game on Wednesday against the New Orleans Pelicans, said on Wednesday that he could play right now if this were the playoffs. Instead, he will use the extra week during the All-Star break to mitigate any lingering discomfort in the knee. Ball, who sustained...

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  • De'Aaron Fox to Replace Lonzo Ball in 2018 Rising Stars Game Due to Injury

    Sacramento Kings rookie point guard De'Aaron Fox has been named to the Rising Stars Game as a replacement for Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, according to the NBA. Ball, 20, is still recovering from an MCL sprain in his left knee that has kept him out of action since mid-January. Ball said he would return after the All-Star break for the Lakers' matchup against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, Feb. 23, according to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk. Ball also said that he'd be out on the...

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  • NBA Rising Stars Challenge 2018: Rosters, Snubs, Predictions for USA vs. World

    The NBA's All-Star Weekend is about more than just the league's established stars, it's about its rising stars, too. The Rising Stars Challenge, presented by Mountain Dew Kickstart, is the perfect showcase for the up-and-comers looking to have their own coming out party. The game will be played at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. ET, and will feature 10 rookies or second-year players from the United States up against 10 counterparts from other countries around the...

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  • Lonzo Ball expects to return to Lakers lineup Feb. 23 against Dallas

    Lonzo Ball expects to play on Feb. 23 during the Lakers’ first game after the All-Star break. “I practiced yesterday in full, but it’s at a point where I can play but it still hurts a little bit,” Ball said. “So they want to just get that out and take this week, and we are playing good right now...

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  • Lonzo Ball Out Until After All-Star Break Due to Knee Injury, Luke Walton Says

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton told reporters Tuesday that point guard Lonzo Ball will not play until after the All-Star break as he continues to recover from a sprained MCL.  According to Lakers.com's Mike Trudell, Walton said Ball "looked good" during a practice that included some contact but explained the team will hold him out because there's still a "little bit of discomfort." Walton also suggested Ball won't be available for Friday's Rising Stars Challenge at L.A.'s Staples...

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  • Lonzo Ball will not play for Lakers until after the All-Star break, coach Luke Walton says

    Lonzo Ball will not play for the Lakers until after the All-Star break, Lakers coach Luke Walton said Tuesday. That means Ball will miss about six weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament. Walton assumes Ball will be out for the Rising Stars game. Although his official status hasn’t been...

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  • LaVar Ball To Lakers: My Three Sons Join The Team Or Lonzo Walks

    Basketball patriarch LaVar Ball may be thousands of miles away from Los Angeles, but he’s still firing away at the franchise. Ball issued an ultimatum to the team today through the Lithuanian press: his son, rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, will walk away from the team when he’s eligible for free agency unless brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo join him on the Lakers. The younger Balls are currently playing on Prienu Vytautas in the Lithuanian League (LKL), a minor team in that…

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  • Lakers News: Lonzo Ball Limited in Practice with Knee Injury

    Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball took a step toward his return to the court Monday. The Lakers announced the rookie "was a limited participant" during Monday's practice. Ball hasn't appeared in a game since Jan. 13 when he played 43 minutes and tallied nine points and seven assists in a victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The UCLA product has been dealing with a knee injury but has played 36 games for Los Angeles this season. He is averaging 10.2 points, 7.1 assists, 7.1 rebounds and 1.5...

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  • LaVar Ball: Lonzo Won't Re-Sign with Lakers Unless LiAngelo, LaMelo Are Signed

    LaVar Ball has a master plan of getting all three of his sons on the same NBA team, and it could impact the long-term status of Lonzo Ball. The father discussed his plan Monday with Lithuanian reporter Donatas Urbonas: LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball are playing for Prienu Vytautas in Lithuania, while Lonzo is in the midst of his rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers. According to LaVar, Lonzo won't re-sign with a team unless his two brothers are with him. Los Angeles has team options on the 2017...

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  • Lonzo Ball takes another step closer to returning to Lakers lineup

    The road back for rookie point guard Lonzo Ball has been clearly defined and incredibly vague. “When he feels better, he’ll play,” is how people like coach Luke Walton have discussed Ball and his recovery from a sprained left medial collateral ligament. That description has always been light on...

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  • Thomas: 'I got my powers back' in Lakers debut

    Isaiah Thomas said he didn't want to mess anything up for the Lakers, but the newly-acquired guard showed flashes of his old form even though the team had their four-game win snapped against Mavericks on Saturday.

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  • Thomas 'shocked' at trade, set to fire up Lakers

    Isaiah Thomas, while "shocked" at being traded by the Cavs, doesn't "want to mess anything up" with the Lakers' hot streak and will come off the bench in his debut for the team.

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  • LA Lakers Take a Big Step Toward Building a Superteam

    LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers will have a seat at the table this summer in the pursuit of LeBron James and Paul George. On Thursday, executives Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Rob Pelinka made the necessary moves to open enough cap room this summer to build a superteam. The price was Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr., traded before Thursday's deadline to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In return, the Lakers received 2016-17 All-Star Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye—coach Luke Walton's former Arizona...

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  • Ranking Every Player on Lakers Roster Following Isaiah Thomas Trade

    After reports came out from ESPN's Ramona Shelburn and Adrian Wojnarowski that the Los Angeles Lakers might punt on free agency this summer, it seemed like they would stand pat at the trade deadline.  But in the end, they decided to ship off Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye.  After the trade drama, I have ranked every player on the active roster, according to Spotrac. While the rankings are mostly based on what can be expected of...

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