Lonzo Ball On Walking Away From Scuffle: ‘I Ain’t Trying To Get No Tech’
Last night, the Los Angeles Lakers were on the verge of losing yet another game, but that wasn’t the biggest story of the night.
The Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Phoenix Suns guard Tyler Ulis got into a shoving match late in the fourth quarter and everybody on the floor ran over to either escalate the situation or play peacemaker.
Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball took one look at the scrum and decided it wasn’t for him, so he walked to the bench.
6’5 KCP vs 5’9 Tyler Ulis.
For the the third time this season, things got chippy between the Lakers and Suns.
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Following the 122-113 loss, Lonzo revealed after the game that his thought process during that scuffle was it’s the NBA and players really don’t throw hands during a scuffle. Plus, he was trying to avoid getting a technical foul.
“It’s the NBA. People ain’t really going to fight. I ain’t trying to get no tech,” said Ball following the Lakers’ 122-113 loss, according to The Vertical’s Michael Lee.
Ball had yet another low scoring game as he poured in just six points on the night, but his decision to walk away from helping his teammates may earn him even more criticism than his actual play on the court.