Lonzo Ball is likely off to the NBA next year, where, his day says, he’ll be better than the reigning unanimous MVP. UCLA’s Lonzo Ball is still in college but his father, LaVar, already knows where his son is going to be playing after college: The Los Angeles Lakers. “My son will only play for the Lakers,” LaVar Ball said on The Kevin and Mike Show, a local Arizona sports radio show.
Draymond Green was harsh in trash-talking Paul Pierce last night. Pierce and the Clippers couldn’t shut up Green on the court, as the Warriors won. But on Twitter? Pierce responded there: Pierce has repeatedly taken shots at the Warriors, particularly Kevin Durant. I’m not going to complain about trash-talking, but I can also see why Green would tire of this — and even try crushing Pierce last night. But there’s apparently no way to silence Pierce.
The Raptors may have been without point guard Kyle Lowry, whose right wrist injury is cause for concern, but All-Star backcourt-mate DeMar DeRozan made sure Toronto didn’t spoil the impressive debuts of new teammates Serge Ibaka and P.J. Tucker in a 107-97 victory against the Boston Celtics. DeRozan scored a career-high 43 points on 15-of-28 shooting, including a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line, to help the Raptors pick up a game on both the Celtics and Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference standings.