Lonzo Ball Says He Isn't Worried About Lil B 'Curse': 'I Don't Believe in That'

Andrew GouldFeatured ColumnistSeptember 7, 2017

CHINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02:  Lonzo Ball (L) and Kenneth Paige perform onstage at Melo Ball's 16th Birthday on September 2, 2017 in Chino, California.  (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Crosswalk Productions )
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Curses obviously aren't real; nobody should need an athlete to confirm this.

Rapper Lil B claims to have the power to hex NBA players. He, of course, doesn't because curses aren't real.

Nevertheless, he identified Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball as his latest target after the 19-year-old said he doesn't listen to Nas during the premiere of Ball in the Family

Spectrum SportsNet's Mike Bresnahan asked Ball if he's concerned about the potential curse, perhaps out of obligation since he initially identified the sorcerer as Lil Wayne. Ball, who did not look interested in the subject, said, "No, I don't believe in that."

Then they discussed actual basketball. He wouldn't offer any individual stat goals, but he's aiming to bring the Lakers back to the postseason. The No. 2 pick identified Brook Lopez and Larry Nance as vocal leaders and said Brandon Ingram will be "a whole different player this year."

For what it's worth—very little because curses aren't real—Lil B softened his stance on the teenage neophyte, who was 14 when Nas released his last album, Life is Good

How does Ball feel about Bigfoot and the Boogeyman? Will he also reveal the stunning truth about the Tooth Fairy? Stay tuned for these important developments.

[Spectrum SportsNet, h/t Silver Screen & Roll]