Lonzo Ball’s performance so far during the NBA Summer League has been up-and-down, to say the least. And now the Los Angeles Lakers rookie will miss Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings because of a groin injury.
USA TODAY’s Sam Amick reported the news Monday but says the injury is not expected to be serious, although Ball will miss the much-anticipated showdown with Kings rookie guard De’Aaron Fox.
Fox, the No. 5 overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, torched Ball in their two meetings in college, including a 39-point performance during Kentucky’s victory over UCLA in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
And the electric guard appeared to take a swipe at Ball in a tweet that was sent shortly after Ball was ruled inactive.
Fox deleted the tweet shortly after sending it.
Ball and Fox will see each other quite a bit in the Pacific Division in the coming years, so we won’t have to wait too long for Fox-Ball III.
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