LeBron James and Lonzo Ball met at halfcourt for a brief, mouth-covered talk following the Cavs win over the Lakers, which led to furious speculation as to what they discussed.
Now we have the answer, thanks to a Reddit user who somehow managed to find a hot mic of the audio. James told Ball:
“Find your zone and just stay the f— locked in. The media is going to ask you what I told you right now (but so what). Just be aggressive every single day … it’s white noise. That’s all it is. All right?”
Many will be disappointed that LeBron didn’t tell Lonzo he was definitely heading for the Lakers in the offseason, but the truth hurts, and in this case, the real story doesn’t come close to approaching the speculation. It’s still cool they decided to talk like mobsters worried about wiretapped.
Here are Uncle LeBron’s words of advice to Lonzo: