LaVar spoke it into existence.
Heading into last night's game between the Lakers and Wizards, there was plenty of talk about the Lonzo Ball vs John Wall matchup, thanks to comments made earlier in the week by Ball's father, LaVar. And just as the Big Baller had predicted, Lonzo Ball and the Lakers came out on top against the previously unbeaten Wizards at Staples Center.
The Lakers held Wall, Beal and co. to just 13 points in the fourth quarter which allowed Brandon Ingram to send the game into overtime with this drive to the lane as the fourth quarter came to a close.
Brandon Ingram came through! pic.twitter.com/yu2TXuhSwF— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 26, 2017
In overtime, Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope drained a three off an assist by Lonzo Ball to give LA a one-point lead. A Julius Randle dunk, and a John Wall missed three later and the Lakers had secured a 102-99 win. Ball finished with just six points but added 10 assists and eight rebounds, as the Lakers handed the Wiz their first loss of the season.
Afterward, John Wall praised Lonzo's abilities (H/T ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk).
"He's a quiet kid who doesn't say too much. He's been dealing with it [his father's outspoken comments] his whole life. It doesn't bother him. It's just new to everybody else. He's very mature for his age. He can pass, can score the ball—he just wasn't making shots tonight. We both wanted to play better."
LaVar simply said, "I told you so. I've seen this story before."
Check out some of the reactions from NBA Twitter to last night's thriller at Staples Center.
Next time Lavar lie to me will be the first time Lavar lie to me— Trill Withers (@TylerIAm) October 26, 2017
John Wall -11— McHale A Clown (@TerryLee__) October 26, 2017
Lonzo Ball +13 pic.twitter.com/npmL4MqK7i
John Wall's "torture" of Lonzo Ball was like when the devil punished Homer Simpson by making him eat donuts.— Sneaker News (@SneakerNews) October 26, 2017
The Final Score: John Wall 99, Lavar and Lonzo Ball 102 pic.twitter.com/Ut9NLYrniQ— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) October 26, 2017
Through four games, Lonzo Ball is averaging 11.5 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists in 35.3 minutes per game.— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) October 26, 2017
Lonzo Ball comes up with the strip on John Wall. 👏pic.twitter.com/WU4lOBEYcw— MyNBAUpdate (@MyNBAUpdate) October 26, 2017
The SkinnyJeanification of Defense!!!— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) October 26, 2017
Big Baller Defensive Technique!!! pic.twitter.com/3XQaaBcoRf
John Wall is a Wizard pic.twitter.com/tv1924Grqe— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) October 26, 2017
I asked John Wall if he could give me change for a dollar.— josh✨ (@JoshUntucked) October 26, 2017
But he didn’t have a 4th quarter pic.twitter.com/tYBXQEkWJ8
John Wall and Marcin Gortat gotta wear Big Baller Brand gear to the next game. Dems da rules.— J.E. Skeets (@jeskeets) October 26, 2017
LaVar so proud man how can you hate on this man pic.twitter.com/j842eN2atg— #Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) October 26, 2017
📂Documents— "SPORTS" (@BruhReport) October 26, 2017
└📁 LaVar Ball
└📁 Lies told
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Lavar Ball's cashew head ass ain't lied to us yet.— Larry BOOyince👻 (@DragonflyJonez) October 26, 2017