Thursday was a big one for the scion of Big Baller Brand—not only did Lonzo Ball once again not metaphorically spit up on his Los Angeles Lakers jersey when confronted with open shots, but he also got to play against his favorite NBA player LeBron James, talk to him after the game, and receive high praise from the Cleveland Cavaliers star.
After his team fell 121-112 at Quicken Loans arena, Lonzo enjoyed a secretive on-court discussion with LeBron, who, according to rampant speculation, could be headed west in free agency this summer.
LeBron and Lonzo made sure to cover their mouths throughout so as to protect their privacy.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 15, 2017
Twitter responded accordingly.
” Size 15 and I need a signed pair in each color. I covered my mouth just to f*** with the media” pic.twitter.com/UOSGQsJERk
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 15, 2017
LeBron and Lonzo plotting to team up with LaMelo in Lithuania next season pic.twitter.com/1z4aVyYVbv
— Full Court Prez (@fullcourtprez) December 15, 2017
“This is going to be a meme in less than 30 minutes. Look like you’re saying something interesting.” pic.twitter.com/eVArG3ZRi6
— Paolo Uggetti (@PaoloUggetti) December 15, 2017
Lonzo Ball: “Will you be my new Dad?”
LeBron: “Not with a jumpshot like that.” pic.twitter.com/YUu6Hep7AK
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) December 15, 2017
LeBron wouldn’t reveal to the media what was said between the two: “None of y’all business.”
Unfortunately, someone dug up the actual audio of their conversation, and it’s not as funny as Twitter’s guesses.
“Find your zone and just stay f**king locked in,” LeBron said. “The media is going to ask you what I told you right now but (inaudible). Just be aggressive every single day. (Inaudible) it’s white noise. That’s all it is. Alright?”
Or, as Lakers fans hear it: “Yes I’m definitely coming to play for the Lakers next year, why do you think I bought a new house in Los Angeles? Just make sure to make room for my friends Chris Paul, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony.”