Before the NBA Draft there were legitimate discussions as to whether the Lakers should draft Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox over Lonzo Ball.
Through the process, Fox was quick to point out his head-to-head success against Ball and UCLA. In two games against the Bruins, including a Sweet 16 win, Fox averaged 29.5 points and 6.5 assists per game.
The Lakers, as we know, went with Ball at No. 2 overall, while Fox went fifth to the Kings to set up a nice west-coast rivalry between the electric point guards.
LaVar Ball, however, has absolutely zero concerns about Fox, especially after Lonzo’s impressive summer league.
“Have you heard about De’Aaron Fox? Hell nah,” LaVar said on Fox Sports Radio when asked if his son purposely “ducked” the Kings and Fox this summer. “You can’t hear about him unless he puts my boy’s name in his mouth. He been doing all this stuff and ain’t nobody been talking about him. So he and his dad gotta link themselves to us to be relevant. De’Aaron Fox had a whole season and the only thing they talk about is 39 points against Zo. You don’t put Zo in a sentence, nobody cares about him.”
Fox had a nice summer himself averaging 11.8 points and 3.0 assists in 21.3 minutes per game. In his debut game he went for 18 points (7 for 16 from the field), four assists, three rebounds, five steals and a block in 27 minutes.
Make sure to circle the first Lakers/Kings game of the season when schedules are announced in August.