Summer League fans hoping to see Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball on Monday will be disappointed. Ball has been dealing with a minor groin issue and will be held out of Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings.
Summer League letdown: I'm told Lakers' Lonzo Ball will rest a sore groin tonight & miss a faceoff/rematch against Kings' De'Aaron Fox.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 10, 2017
While it’s a smart move for the Lakers to rest Ball, it will deprive fans of the opportunity to see him go one-on-one against Kings guard De’Aaron Fox — a rematch from the NCAA Tournament.
In a sense deleted tweet, Fox expressed apparent disappointment.
De'Aaron Fox's since-deleted tweet, presumably in reference to no rematch with Ball. pic.twitter.com/tnHVfOxAAw
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) July 10, 2017
We can only help that both men are healthy the next time the two teams play. It’s a budding rivalry that may be worth the price of admission.