Please stay safe, Lonzo Ball. Fans of the Sacramento Kings want to see you play. Especially against De’Aaron Fox.
Beginning of a Rivalry
Love or hate the player, Lonzo Ball has become a must-watch figure in today’s NBA due to the immense hype that has been brought on him since the NBA Draft. Although Ball is a highly anticipated player from the NBA’s recent draft class, the Sacramento Kings also hold a top prospect from that same class too in De’Aaron Fox.
For tomorrow, Ball and Fox will be the main headline as the Sacramento Kings host the Los Angeles Lakers in the Golden 1 Center, but it will not be the first time these two have played against one another on the national stage.
Going back to March 24, 2017, the UCLA Bruins and Kentucky Wildcats faced off against each other in the Sweet 16 Round of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. The recap of the contest: UCLA and Ball were defeated convincingly by Fox and the Wildcats.
Ever since that game, the anticipation has been building up for when these two would battle again. Prior to tomorrow’s game, there have been opportunities for the Ball-Fox sequel to happen, but complications arose.
Part Two Delayed
In the NBA Summer League, the Kings and Lakers faced off against each other. Fox was on the court for parts of the game, but Ball was sidelined due to a groin injury. When preseason came along, the Kings and Lakers were scheduled again to compete against one another. Again, Fox was on the floor playing but Ball sat out because of an injured ankle at the time.
Message For Lonzo
Because of recent history, I have one message for Lonzo Ball: Stay safe, please.
I know the public, especially Kings fans, have joked around saying you have been ducking Fox the two previous games, but my patience will not be tolerated this time if you end up with another injury and sit out for tomorrow’s game just to be cautious.
Lonzo, you play against the Chicago Bulls tonight which is the only obstacle left before the Ball-Fox sequel begins. So make sure not to do anything reckless so you can be healthy for tomorrow’s match.
It has been months since Ball and Fox have competed against each other on the court, but tomorrow seems to be the night where both players are finally healthy enough to play. So again, stay healthy tonight, Lonzo. And safe travels to your doom at the Golden 1 Center tomorrow night ;).