John Wall on Lonzo Ball: ‘His dad does all the talking for him’

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Tale of 2 brothers: 1 victim, 1 rescuer in Vegas shooting Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards reacts against the Boston Celtics during Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at TD Garden on May 15, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. AFPLos Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton made it known last week that NBA players would be after his prized rookie Lonzo Ball due to the hype surrounding him.READ: NBA: Coach Luke Walton admits players ‘come after’ Lonzo Ball due to hypeADVERTISEMENT “He’s a great kid from what I’ve seen on the outside looking in,” Wall said. “A lot of people in this league are going to take it personally. It’s not the son’s fault. He went back and had a better game.That’s all he’s gotta do is go out there and play. He’s not gonna do any talking anyway. If he gets killed or don’t get killed or kills somebody, he’s not going to be the guy talking.”After a rather uninspiring NBA debut against the Los Angeles Clippers, Ball bounced back with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists in a victory against the Phoenix Suns.He followed the performance with 8 points, 8 boards and 13 assists in a loss against the Pelicans on Monday.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Ahead of the Washington Wizards matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, John Wall echoed the same sentiments on the young point guard, whom he’ll be facing off for the first time.When asked about his thoughts on the 19-year-old UCLA product, Wall once again addressed the impact of Ball’s outspoken father, LaVar, who lit up headlines in the off-season with his often outlandish remarks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I think his dad put him in a situation where guys are going to target him,” the four-time NBA All-Star said on the “Wizards Tipoff” podcast. “Lonzo is one of those kids that is very talented. He’s been a good player for years, he just don’t say much. I think his dad does all the talking for him.”Although he does not share the same admiration for the Ball patriarch, Wall admitted that Lonzo is a special talent with a possibly bright future in the league.last_img read more

GTT launches Independence Night mega concert

first_img… investing significantly in independence celebration – CCOWith the golden jubilee anniversary activities already on the roll, GTT once again has indicated its support, this time with the hosting of its Independence Mega Concert slated for May 26 at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.During a briefing of the event on Tuesday, the company announced the details of the concert which is anticipated to be a major highlight of the independence celebration.Speaking at the launching event, Chief Commercial Officer of GTT, Gert Post, expressed how elated the company is to be such an active supporter of the events that will highlight Guyana’s accomplishment of thriving as an independent nation for the past 50 years.Post made it clear during the briefing, that the company’s role in the events leading up to the celebration is primarily to give back to the country as it marks 50 years, noting that “we only turn 50 once.”Being one of the largest concerts to highlight the anniversary, a number of local, regional and international artistes are set to take the stage “by storm”, making it a monumental night and much so, anniversary.Post disclosed that the top artiste of the night would be renowned US hit artiste Sean Kingston, who definitely will be a top attraction for the show.In addition, coming in from the Region are chutney sensation, Ravi B; along with Jamaica’s young and upcoming artiste, Vershon; and soca ‘phenomenal’ Bunji Garlin.Meanwhile, form Guyana’s own array of artistes – Jackie Jaxx, Natural Black and Jumo have been confirmed as performing artistes for the mega concert.With the aim of giving back to its customers, the company will additionally be offering special packages for persons purchasing tickets at GTT’s stores countrywide.Post informed that since the venue is set to hold over 20,000 persons, the company will be rewarding the public domain for just supporting the initiative.He said that persons purchasing tickets at the price of $2000 and are on the ‘blue network’ will receive a complimentary one-month data plan or Top Up of $2000 which would be valid for seven days.Even those who are not part of the network will receive a complimentary SIM card in addition to one-month data plan.Special rates also exist for persons shopping at GTT’s stores for smartphones over the next few weeks leading up the concert.Commenting on what is the dollar figure attached to all the contributions that the company is making to the celebrations, Post said that the “company is investing significantly” in pulling off the activities.He however clarified that the company has gotten on board since it has recognised how monumental the celebration is and what great impact it would make on the country’s economy.Post assured that GTT will continue to support the Government in any way possible to make Independence 2016 a remarkable one that would be etched in the country’s history.Over the past few weeks, GTT had made a contribution of $1 million for the four nights of fashion extravaganza, as well as $2 million for GuyExpo.last_img read more