Sounds Like John Wall Will Actually Torture Lonzo Ball Tonight

Most of us are expecting the Wizards to pound the Lakers tonight, but you should probably still tune in just to see whatever the hell John Wall does against Lonzo Ball. Marcin Gortat predicted a 48-minute torture session after hearing LaVar Ball talk trash (after a Lakers loss, of course), and it appears Wall has designs on backing up his teammate’s tweets.

“No mercy”, he told the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner:

“Nah, no mercy,” Wall responded when asked if he would show leniency to the 19-year-old rookie point guard despite his braggadocious father.

“Certain matchups you really get up for. Like when you play [Golden State Warriors guard] Steph [Curry], you definitely want to have a good game,” Wall said. “I’m playing against [Ball]. [Gortat] said what he said about me. I didn’t say anything. His dad has been talking. … That makes me want to go out there and lead my team and play the best I can play.”

Call me crazy, but it sure seems like all the pressure is on the Wizards and Wall here. Everyone is expecting Wall to kill Lonzo — anything less than a thrashing (monster blowout, poster dunks, broken ankles) could will be spun into a positive by LaVar.

Despite Gortat’s thoughts on LaVar, not everyone associated with the Wiz hates the BBB hypeman — head coach Scott Brooks had a measured take:

#Wizards coach Scott Brooks with a very strong and personal take on LaVar Ball.

To Brooks, all he sees is a pops proud of his boy.

— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) October 24, 2017