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

Police hunting suspects in execution-style killing

first_imgThe Police are working on several leads as they hunt for two men responsible for the gunning down of a South Ruimveldt resident, in Layon Street, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, on Thursday evening.Mark Wilson also called QQThe body of Mark Wilson, 22, also called “QQ”, of Lot 1238 Canje Pheasant, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was riddled with bullets by the two suspects at about 22:00h.According to reports, the young man was standing in vicinity of “Short Cut” when two men exited a car and shot at him.In an attempt to escape, Wilson ran through a yard but the gunmen gave chase and continued shooting, hitting him about the body. He eventually collapsed a short distance but the men continued to shoot at him.After the gunmen made good their escape in a car, persons in the neighbourhood ran to assist the injured man. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital but succumbed on his way there.Acting Crime Chief Hugh Jessemy explained that based on reports gathered, the shooting might have been a drive-by shooting but this was clearly refuted by the sister of the dead man.The sister, Malika Wilson, told Guyana Times that based on reports received, her brother was brutally shot and killed. “After they shoot he run, but they went behind he… my brother didn’t had the time to say a word… they shoot he up and left,” the woman stated.While she is not aware of any enemies that her brother might have had, she noted that he would always stay at his parent’s home during the day and leave for his place in the afternoon.“I ask he several times if he had enemies but he always tell me that he nah have vibes with anyone… but yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, he left home and went on the road and it was then, the people come and shoot he up.”She noted that after the family received news of the shooting, her mother and other brothers went to the hospital where they saw him lying motionless on a stretcher.He was reportedly shot at least ten times.Although the now dead man was charged and remanded to prison for possession of guns and ammunition in 2015, his sister refuted claims that his death might be linked to that incident, while noting that the case was dismissed.He, along with GDF officer Aaron Eastman, Andrew Escott and Ryan Escott, were charged on December 9, 2015. The four men were arrested by Police after two firearms and several rounds of ammunition were found in the vehicle they were travelling in; however insufficient evidence subsequently led to the case being dismissed.The man’s sister told Guyana Times that despite the other men informing the Police that they do not know her brother, charges were instituted against him.Meanwhile, the aggrieved sister described her now dead brother as a willing, loving and jovial individual.Police are continuing their investigations into the shooting. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more