Lonzo Ball is one of the more promising prospects in the NBA, and he is ready for a fresh start. After beginning his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Ball was shipped to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a deal that sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers.
While you would expect a big name player to have the trade run by him, Lonzo says he found out like the rest of us on social media.
“We was in the car. We had just left my grandfather’s house on the way to (brother LaMelo’s) Drew League game,” Ball said. “That’s how we found out. … I don’t know everybody’s situation, but that’s how we all found out.”
He later said that the news was personal.
“I think you should,” Ball said. “I mean, like, they got rid of you. They don’t want you no more, so you got to take it personal.”
As the interview continued, Lonzo went back to bashing Nas which he has done in the past.
“I think his music back then was like that, but I listen to it now… I’m not playing it. None of my friends are playing it,” Lonzo said.
“But let’s really get into this, how many classic projects does he have? Honestly, ’cause people be saying he’s top five,” he said. Ball insisted Illmatic is the only classic that Nas has released, which isn’t an uncommon belief among some rap historians. “Future put out nine projects in a row that’s all hits,” he said. “Dirty Sprite 2 is one of the best albums ever. 56 Nights one of the best mixtapes ever.”
The pelicans kickoff their 2019-20 campaign on October 22 against the defending league champion Toronto Raptors. Ball will get his first crack at his former team when the Pelicans welcome the Lakers to New Orleans on November 27.