"Lonzo Ball will now never be able to be traded to New York or sign with the Knicks."
During the first episode of "Ball In The Family," the Ball family's new 10-episode reality series which airs on Thursdays exclusively via Facebook, Lonzo Ball made a comment regarding hip-hop and how nobody listens to Nas anymore.
When the Los Angeles Lakers' rookie point guard was told by someone off camera that he would be forced to listen to “real hip-hop” during his interviews, Lonzo replied,
That soundbite has been blasted all over the internet today and for once it's the typically reserved Lonzo, not his outspoken father LaVar, that is feeling the wrath of the world wide web for something he said.
You may recall that this isn't the first time Lonzo received backlash for stating his opinion about music. Earlier this year the 19-year old point guard was roasted on twitter after he listed his Top-5 rappers of all time, which included Future, DMX, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne and Tupac. He later created a firestorm on social media by tweeting, "Issa > 4:44."
Check out some of the reactions to Lonzo's latest comments about hip-hop below.
Son was -3 when Illmatic dropped.. Nas went to hell for snuffin the messiah 12 yrs before Lonzo was even born.. His opinion on Nas is void https://t.co/bY5oHZcGN3— Cocaine Beach (@BigGhostLtd) September 1, 2017
Lonzo Ball is the new generation of these young kids listening to something they don't understand— PapaShooter™🏀 (@hennessyfirst) September 1, 2017
I thought Kyrie was Peak Millennial, but this is the good, pure stuff right here, Lonzo. https://t.co/nFeXPRlHBz— Tom Ziller (@teamziller) September 1, 2017
Lonzo throwing shade to Nas is wrong. For decades people have paid to listen to his words. No one is listening to Migos & Future for lyrics— Jose Gonzalez (@JgJkuervo) September 1, 2017
In related news, Lonzo Ball will now never be able to be traded to New York or sign with the Knicks as a free agent. https://t.co/XKtp7DSw5U— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) September 1, 2017
CANNOT WAIT FOR ETHER PT 2 WHERE NAS TEARS LONZO BALL APART https://t.co/ZMWyE9s30n— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) September 1, 2017
Gotta give Lonzo credit for getting everyone to hate him before the season's even started https://t.co/20FilNKveW— Conor the Mick (@TheNJMick) September 1, 2017
Lonzo Ball went too far dissing Nas and saying Migos and Future are real Hip Hop...These millenials smh. pic.twitter.com/cO0ALlZ9Zy— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 1, 2017
Lonzo Ball has most likely never heard a song by Nas https://t.co/8IrUEDq6Ly— Stew (@thestew14) September 1, 2017
How dare Lonzo ball disrespected Nas.....he needs a formal apology— Olaxson Koisee (@OlaxsonK) September 1, 2017
It's weird that Lonzo Ball has so much hate for 90s hip-hop given that he looks exactly like Craig Mack.— whitt_pivotstovideo (@whitt_writes) September 1, 2017
Lonzo Ball really said Nas ain't real hip hop 🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/MfNZhsMaD6— ダグラス🌊🇸🇻 (@Dbardales_) September 1, 2017
Lonzo Ball is exactly why Nas needs to quit playing and drop his damn album. These kids gotta know.— 2002 Chris Jericho (@SlickVick_23) September 1, 2017