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John Wall warns Lonzo Ball about being targeted by other players

John Wall warns Lonzo Ball about being targeted by other players
Published On: Sun, Oct 22
Apr 1, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots the ball in the game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Washington Wizards won 106-99. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

It took only one game for Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball to get called out by another NBA player. Ball, playing in his first career NBA game, got shut down by Patrick Beverley on Thursday, who held him to just three points on a one-of-six shooting performance.

Beverley had plenty to say about Ball after shutting him down, and thats probably not how the Lakers guard had hoped his first career NBA game would turn out.

As far as the next few games for the Lakers, an entertaining matchup with the Wizards is set for Wednesday. It will be fun to watch Ball and John Wall go at it on the court, and we can expect the veteran to provide the rookie with some teachable moments.

Wall was recently asked about why Beverley went off about Ball after the two matched up on the court, and he speculated that his father, LaVar, has put Lonzo in a tough situation. Wall believes other NBA players will continue to target the Lakers rookie guard.

I think his dad put him in a situation where guys are going to target him, Wall said on the Wizards Tipoff podcast, as transcribed by NBC Sports Washington. Lonzo is one of those kids that is very talented. Hes been a good player for years, he just dont say much. I think his dad does all the talking for him.

He does make a good point, but we dont envision LaVar Ball quieting down anytime soon. Wall also went on to provide some good advice for Lonzo going forward.

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