Sport Markelle Fultz reignites Lonzo Ball rivalry

03:15  19 april  2017
03:15  19 april  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

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Markelle Fultz reignites Lonzo Ball rivalry . April 18, 2017. A rivalry seemed inevitable between Ball and Fultz , a pair of Pac-12 freshman point guards who seem likely to be the top two overall picks in this June’s NBA draft.

Markelle Fultz on rivalry with Lonzo Ball : “Stepping on the court, I’m trying to beat him in everything that I do…" pic.twitter.com/xXh0AaSGy0. — Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) June 15, 2017.

Feb 4, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; UCLA Bruins guard Lonzo Ball (2) and Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) guard each other during the second half at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. © Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports Feb 4, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; UCLA Bruins guard Lonzo Ball (2) and Washington Huskies guard Markelle Fultz (20) guard each other during the second half at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Top prospects Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball continue to lob grenades at each other in the media.

On Tuesday, it was Fultz’s turn to respond to Ball’s recent claim that he was the better player of the two.

“I have a lot of respect for him, and he’s supposed to say that. Anyone that’s your competitor is going to think that they’re better,” said Fultz, per ESPN. “To me, it was just funny, he just motivated me to work harder and be sure I put myself further and further in front.”

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However, with a little over a month left until the NBA Draft, a fresh, budding rivalry has ascended to the surface. After the draft lottery in particular, the cards have fallen perfectly for it to flourish. Markelle Fultz pitted against Lonzo Ball has legs and if two storied franchises cooperate

Rivalries carry sports to new realms of fandom because people inevitably have to choose a side. In the social media world we live in, it’s tough to be Switzerland and remain neutral. Trending. The Sixers have 50 Wins Fifty Wins. Markelle Fultz is ready to help Sixers’ playoff push Fultz ’s driving, passing

When pressed on if he expects his rivalry with Ball to continue in the NBA, Fultz replied, “He’s going to be [playing] my position, so … if he happens to be the point guard I’m going against, then yeah, I want to get him out the way.”

You can read the full remarks that Ball made about Fultz last month here.

A rivalry seemed inevitable between Ball and Fultz, a pair of Pac-12 freshman point guards who seem likely to be the top two overall picks in this June’s NBA draft. Things went nuclear when Fultz appeared to shade Ball upon UCLA’s elimination from this year’s NCAA Tournament, and they don’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.

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