October 21, 2017
De'Aaron Fox, not LaVar Ball's predictions, best measure of Lonzo Ball's NBA career

De'Aaron Fox, not LaVar Ball's predictions, best measure of Lonzo Ball's NBA career

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Twitter ripped Lonzo Ball and then celebrated him after his two polar opposite performances at the NBA Summer League.
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No matter how many outlandish things he says or ridiculous predictions he makes, LaVar Ball won’t define son Lonzo’s NBA career.

De’Aaron Fox will.

The significance of the rivalry between the phenom rookie point guards has gotten lost in the Big Baller din these past few months. But the fun Fox had with Lonzo Ball’s absence for Monday’s Summer League game between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers was a reminder that, just as they were in their brief college careers, the two will continue to be each other’s measuring stick.

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“People are going to kind of intertwine our careers,” Fox acknowledged after his Kings lost to the Lakers. “We can say whatever we want. No one’s going to let it go.”

And for that, Adam Silver and everyone else who loves the NBA should be eternally grateful.

More than any other league, the NBA is driven by its players and their…

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