This is what LeBron James had to say to Lonzo Ball.
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Los Angeles Lakers last night, 121-112, thanks to another classic LeBron James triple-double, but the bigger news was what happened after the game with Lonzo Ball.
James, who has long been a vocal supporter of Lonzo Ball, pulled the rookie aside and appeared to give him words of advice. It was hard to tell, because he covered his mouth with his jersey. Ball appeared to be listening intently, then the two shook up and went their separate ways.
Now, thanks to Reddit user IT-3, we all have access to that audio. An on-court mic apparently picked up the conversation, and while it’s muffled, you can still make out some of it.
“Find your zone and just stay f*cking locked in,” James told Ball. “The media is going to ask you what I told you right now … Just be aggressive every single day … It’s white noise. That’s all it is. Alright?”
Here’s the full video:
James is obviously no stranger to the “white noise,” as he’s been a lightning rod for criticism since he was a high schooler, so it’s pretty cool to see him pass down some words of encouragement. He undoubtedly sees a little bit of himself in the No. 2 overall draft pick.