Chicago Bulls point guard Lonzo Ball slammed T.V. personality Stephen A Smith his report on Ball’s knee injury on his show ‘First Take’. Ball was ruled out of the 2023-34 NBA season because of a knee injury that kept him out for the previous season. Hence addressing this development on his show, Smith shared a report about how Ball struggled with basic activities.
The ‘First Take’ host also sympathized with Lonzo after revealing that the UCLA Alumni found it challenging to get up from a sitting position. Smith said, “I don’t think he’ll ever be the same… I’ve heard that it’s even hard for him to get up from the sitting position… I’m really, really sad for him.”
Shutting down these reports, Lonzo Ball shared a video on social media where he sat down and stood up using just his left knee and questioned Stephen A Smith’s sources. “Who are your sources, bro? Please tell me who your sources are,” Ball said. “Come on man, you gotta stop yapping, and I actually like you, man! And I don’t even know you like that — I’m coming back, man, come on!”
Check out the video here:
Coming back to Lonzo Ball’s injury, the former L. A Lakers guard opened up about experiencing a second knee surgery on the 'From the Point by Trae Young’ podcast. While speaking to the Atlanta Hawks star, Ball revealed about being unsure about his future. He said, “When I first got hurt, we didn’t really know what it was. I was seeing all types of different doctors and stuff."
"I was just kind of going up and down. That was really hard for me because I just didn’t know what the next day was going to be like. At least now, I got the surgery. We got a plan moving forward. We’ve been on plan. I’m on track. Hopefully, everything works out. I just leave it up to God and do the best I can and live with the results.”