It’s been a summer full of changes for most of the young core that the Los Angeles Lakers have been grooming the past few years. These changes were brought on by the Lakers’ acquisition of Anthony Davis, which saw Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Josh Hart being moved to the New Orleans Pelicans (in addition to many first-round picks).
Lonzo Ball had a few things to say regarding the move initially, mostly just saying that it was “good news” in his opinion. He has, however, just recently released a new rap song of his, mentioning Los Angeles in the hook of the song (first reported by Lonzo Wire).
You know I’m all about business
L.A. is going to regret their decision
Straight to the money, you know how we get it
We count up the cash and add up the digits
This has been the first, somewhat negative statement from Lonzo Ball regarding the Lakers. I for one absolutely love that he did it in the form of one of his songs, because that’s the most “Lonzo Ball” thing of all time.
The NBA world quickly realized that Lonzo was mentioning the Lakers in the new song (although I’m not sure how many people actually listened to it). Lonzo then promoted the new song on Instagram, seemingly saying that the L.A. mention wasn’t a “diss” and that he “loved” his time in Los Angeles.
I guess we can spend some time breaking down the semantics of the word “diss”, but I’d rather not. If we just take Lonzo’s lyric at face value, he’s saying that the Lakers will regret the decision to trade him, Ingram, Hart, and their future draft picks for one of the best big men of this decade, Anthony Davis.
I’m not sure if you could tell from that last sentence, but I have a feeling that the Lakers won’t regret the decision unless something goes horribly wrong.