Lavar Ball rips De'Aaron Fox: "You can't hear about him unless he puts my boy's name in his mouth"

07/18/2017 09:23 AM

Lavar Ball, the outspoken father of Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, continues to run his mouth over the growing rivalry between his son and former Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox.

Fox and Ball, who both enter their rookie seasons with high expectations, were set to square off in the Las Vegas Summer League league last Monday, July 10. Hours before the matchup, the Lakers announced Ball would not play because of a groin injury. That opened up speculation that Ball sat out because he didn’t want to face off against Fox. The last time the two met, Fox scored 39 points to lead Kentucky to a 86-75 win over UCLA in the Sweet 16.

In an interview on Fox Sports Radio earlier this week, Lavar Ball was asked if his son was ducking De’Aaron Fox last week.

“Duck De’Aaron Fox? Have you heard about De’Aaron Fox? Hell nah. 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,” said Ball. “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.”

You can read Ali Thanawalla’s article here.

Lachlan McLean and Bradley McKee join Lyndsey Gough to discuss Lavar’s comments.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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