Fox was looking forward to another showdown with Lonzo.
Lonzo Ball will miss tonight's game against the Sacramento Kings due to a sore groin.
Considering it's Summer League this shouldn't be a big deal, but because it was being billed as the Lonzo vs De'Aaron Fox rematch, it has become a noteworthy story.
Immediately after word got out, De'Aaron Fox sent out a simple *face palm* emoji which was clearly in reference to Lonzo missing tonight's "rematch" from the NCAA Tournament. In case you forgot, Fox went off for 39 points in a win over Lonzo's UCLA Bruins and later said that he went out there to "shut LaVar Ball up."
We'll have plenty of opportunities to watch Lonzo and Fox go head to head during the regular season, especially since their playing in the same division, but unfortunately it won't be tonight.
Check out Fox's since-deleted tweet below, as well as some other responses from around #NBATwitter.
De'Aaron Fox's since-deleted tweet, presumably in reference to no rematch with Ball. pic.twitter.com/tnHVfOxAAw— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) July 10, 2017
Summer League letdown: I'm told Lakers' Lonzo Ball will rest a sore groin tonight & miss a faceoff/rematch against Kings' De'Aaron Fox.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 10, 2017
Lonzo Ball (groin) is OK, source says. Lakers just wanna play it safe. So no face off vs Fox & the Kings.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 10, 2017
Lonzo Ball is not a crook son, he's a shook one.Not playing against DeAron Fox?Scared to death your scared to look— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) July 10, 2017
Shout out to Prodigy
Everyone is gonna think Zo is ducking Fox SMH— Nate Jones (@JonesOnTheNBA) July 10, 2017
Lonzo Ball when he realized he had to play De'Aaron Fox tonight.— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) July 10, 2017
"Nope. My groin hurts" pic.twitter.com/to8Cq7jzAY
When you find out Lonzo Ball isn't playing in tonight's rematch with De'Aaron Fox. pic.twitter.com/eTKWeHoYvT— AAWOL (@goaawol) July 10, 2017