Lonzo Ball Headlines

  • Master P To LaVar Ball: Thank Trump, God Would Like It

    Master P says LaVar Ball is dead wrong for not thanking Donald Trump ​... Telling TMZ Sports he believes POTUS did help get the 3 UCLA players out of jail, and thanking him is the Christian thing to do. Ball has refused to thank Trump…

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  • De'Aaron Fox Leads Kings Past Lonzo Ball, Lakers in Battle of Rookie PGs

    Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox beat Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball in last season's NCAA tournament and earned another head-to-head win Wednesday with a 113-102victory at the Golden 1 Center. Willie Cauley-Stein led the way with 26 points and sixrebounds, helping to end 5-13 Sacramento's two-game losing streak and 8-11 Los Angeles' two-game winning streak. The Lakers used a spurt to close within single digits entering the fourth quarter after facing a 13-point halftime...

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  • LaVar Ball's 'Ball in the Family' Reality Show Announced for Season 2

    LaVar Ball knows how to capitalize on his publicity.  The outspoken father of Lakers star Lonzo Ball released a trailer with a premiere date for season 2 of "Ball in the Family," a Facebook reality show featuring his family: The second season will available to view online on Sunday, Nov. 26. 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 game.

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  • Chauncey Billups: I Know the Guy Who Can Fix Lonzo Ball!

    Listen up, Lonzo Ball -- Chauncey Billups says he knows THE guy who can help you turn around your historically bad shooting ... and he might even hook y'all up if you ask nice. "If I was Lonzo, I would call Kevin Martin -- a guy in our league who…

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  • Lonzo Ball's Struggles Continue as Lakers Rally to Beat Bulls

    The first month of Lonzo Ball's NBA career has been defined more by its valleys than its peaks, and that trend held steady as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from 19 points down to top the Chicago Bulls 103-94at Staples Center on Tuesday night.  Two days after Ball posted his second career triple-double in a win over the Denver Nuggets, he was bottled up to the tune of eightpoints on 3-of-13shooting (2-of-8from three), 13rebounds and fourassists.   The No. 2 overall pick has now scored 10 points...

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  • Lakers News: Luke Walton Responds to LaVar Ball Criticism on Coaching Lonzo

    Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton isn't paying LaVar Ball's criticisms any mind. Prior to Tuesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center, Walton told reporters he didn't put any stock in LaVar's comments regarding the team's inability to coach Lonzo Ball. "Absolutely nothing...it's not what we're here to do or talk about," Walton said of what he thought about the comments, per NBC Los Angeles' Shahan Ahmed. The full comments can be found at the two-minute mark of the...

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  • Bulls blow 19-point lead, fall to Lakers 103-94

    The Bulls offered a more complete glimpse at the future Tuesday night when Kris Dunn finally supplanted Jerian Grant as the starting point guard. Zach LaVine, cleared to take contact in practice as he recovers from last February's ACL tear, remains in street clothes. But with Lauri Markkanen playing...

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  • LaVar says Lakers 'soft' on Lonzo: 'Get the W'

    "They're soft. They don't know how to coach my son," LaVar Ball told Bleacher Report in discussing the Lakers' approach to coaching his son. Lonzo Ball has two triple-doubles but has generally struggled with his shot through 17 games as a pro.

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  • LaVar Ball, Luke Walton Have Vastly Different Approaches to Developing Youth

    LOS ANGELES — On one shoulder, there's a voice giving Lonzo Ball a patient message. On the other, a different voice offering tough love. Who should the Los Angeles Lakers' rookie listen to? That's a complicated question for a 20-year-old stuck between two divergent mentors.   Who is he listening to? Probably both. But one, in particular, has grabbed the mic and turned the speaker up to 11 early in the 2017-18 season. "[Lonzo] doesn't look like he's searching for nothing," LaVar Ball said on...

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  • 'It's all marketing': Shaq weighs in on LaVar Ball's over-the-top persona

    Business Insider asked Shaquille O'Neal for his thoughts on LaVar Ball, father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, before he was the recipient of critical tweets from President Trump.  Shaq stopped by Business Insider to talk about his collaboration with home security technology company Ring, to raise awareness about how homeowners can better protect their property this holiday season. Shaq recently kicked off a campaign with Ring's CEO Jamie Siminoff around protecting holiday package deliveries -...

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  • LaVar Ball again questions Donald Trump’s role in son’s release from Chinese authorities

    LaVar Ball didn’t back down during the interview, saying that Donald Trump has more important things to do than ask for his gratitude.

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  • Lonzo Ball Says LeBron James Is 'The Best Player in the World'

    Lonzo Ball and LeBron James both got their second career triple-doubles at 20 years, 23 days old, according to ESPN Stats and Info. Apparently, just being in the same conversation as the Cleveland Cavaliers star is huge for the rookie. "LeBron James is the best player in the world," Ball said Monday, per Ryan Ward of Clutch Points. "Me compared to him; that's a blessing." This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content...

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  • Do Lonzo Ball's strengths make up for his glaring weaknesses?

    The Lakers rookie has shown historic inaccuracy as a shooter, but he stuffs the box score. Has he been more good than bad?

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  • Lakers News: Lonzo Ball, Luke Walton Discuss Rookie's Triple-Double vs. Nuggets

    The shooting still isn't there. But Lonzo Ball proved once again Sunday night that he can fill up a stat sheet, recording his second triple-double of the season in a 127-109 win over the Denver Nuggets. Ball finished with 11 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and 11 assists. The Lakers outscored the Nuggets by 29 points when he was on the floor, which was the best mark among all players. While Ball has been rightfully (albeit a bit overzealously) criticized for his poor shooting and inconsistent...

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  • Donald Trump Responds to LaVar Ball: 'I Should Have Left Them In Jail!'

    President Trump tweeted that he should have left the three UCLA players who were recently caught shoplifting during their trip to China in jail.

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  • Lonzo Ball Grabs 16 Rebounds, Records Triple-Double as Lakers Blow Out Nuggets

    Lonzo Ball gets a lot of criticism, but he fired back at his critics Sunday night with his second career triple-double.   The rookie point guard finished with 11 points, 11 assists and 16 rebounds while leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 127-109 win over the Denver Nuggets. It was the second-highest scoring output of the season for Los Angeles, and the Nuggets simply couldn't keep up after Nikola Jokic got ejected in the first half. The Lakers improved to 7-10 with the win, while Denver is now...

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  • White House: Trump wasn't being literal when he tweeted he should've left UCLA players 'in jail'

    The three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China and charged with shoplifting returned stateside after President Trump met with Xi Jinping to ask for help in the case. LaVar Ball, father of LiAngelo Ball, downplayed Trump's involvement with his son's release while speaking with ESPN. On Sunday morning, Trump sent out a tweet suggesting Ball was ungrateful for his help and that he "should have left [the players] in jail!" At the daily press briefing on Monday, Press Secretary Sarah...

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  • Lavar Ball dismisses Donald Trump’s role in getting son released by China

    Lavar Ball dismissed the role U.S. President Donald Trump's played in getting his son released by Chinese authorities.

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  • 'I should have left them in jail!': Trump responds to LaVar Ball belittling his role in son's release from China

    Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP The three UCLA basketball players who were arrested in China and charged with shoplifting returned stateside after President Trump met with Xi Jingping to ask for help in the case. LaVar Ball, father of LiAngelo Ball, downplayed Trump's involvement with his son's release while speaking with ESPN. On Sunday morning, Trump sent out a tweet suggesting Ball was ungrateful for his help and that he "should have left [the players] in jail!" President Trump fired back at LaVar...

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  • Lakers player spoke to Ball about avoiding fight

    Lakers coach Luke Walton said Saturday that "someone on our team talked with" Lonzo Ball after the rookie point guard walked away from a scuffle toward the end of Friday night's game against the Suns.

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  • Lonzo Ball Discusses Walking Away from Scuffle in Loss vs. Suns

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tyler Ulis were involved in a brief scuffle during the fourth quarter of the Phoenix Suns' 122-113 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night at Staples Center, but the focus after the game wasn't on their heated exchange. Rather, the spotlight shined on Lonzo Ball—who was seen walking away from the altercation without interceding.  After the loss, Ball explained why he didn't try and jump into the fracas.  "It's the NBA," he said, according to Southern...

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  • Lonzo Ball Gets Pregame Haircut, Struggles to Score in Lakers' Loss to Suns

    Friday's performance marked an improvement for Lonzo Ball, who had six points on 3-of-7 shooting with six assists, six rebounds and five stealsin the Los Angeles Lakers' 122-113loss against the Phoenix Suns. After Ball shot 1-of-9 with two points against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, Lakers head coach Luke Walton was forced to answer questions about keeping his rookie point guard in the starting lineup.  "He's our starting point guard," Walton told reporters. "There're no talks as of now...

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  • Fresh trim, fresh start? Cold Lonzo gets haircut

    Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball was seen with a fresh haircut and burying several 3-pointers at the end of shootaround before Friday's game against the Suns.

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  • Early Report Card Grades for NBA's Newest Alphas

    Don't you just love passing judgment on the NBA's latest crop of top dogs? This past summer's deep draft class and flurry of player movement have thrust more than a few into new alpha-option roles. And, fortunately for the nitpicker in all of us, most have played enough for us to grade their performances from afar, like a gossiping gaggle of middle-aged retirees with nothing better to do. Every player is being evaluated relative to expectations and experience level. Rookies will be graded on a...

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