The rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings is starting to heat up again, mainly because of their rookie point guards. Los Angeles has Lonzo Ball who got selected with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Meanwhile, Sacramento acquired De'Aaron Fox with the fifth-overall selection.

On November 22, the Lakers and Kings met for the first time this season. Sacramento started the four-game regular season series versus Los Angeles with a 113-102 victory at home. A few days following the win, the Kings are still trying to poke fun at the Lakers and their fanbase.

In a tweet by the Kings, they shared a video where some Lakers fans got questioned about fictional players on the roster. The interviewer in the clip asked them about their thoughts on Mace Windu and Kylo Ren who are both characters from Star Wars. A couple of Lakers supporters were quizzed about Shawn Carter too. Shawn Carter is the real name of rap icon, Jay Z.

The Kings' experiment proved that there is hype surrounding the Lakers despite their inconsistent performances this season. The reason for all the buzz is Lonzo Ball, who similar to his squad, is having an up and down year so far.

Ball versus Fox

In their first NBA game versus one another, Lonzo Ball and De'Aaron Fox had impressive outings for their respective teams. Ball was among the guys that emerged for the Los Angeles Lakers in the defeat as he tallied 11 points, seven rebounds, 11 assists, and one steal. The former UCLA star had an excellent shooting night when they took on the Sacramento Kings.

Ball went 4-of-8 from the field, including 3-of-5 from three-point territory. Fox, on the other hand, registered 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, and a steal. The prospect out of Kentucky was one of six players for Sacramento that finished in double figures.

Regular season series

The Los Angeles Lakers will have to wait until next year before they get an opportunity to avenge their loss to the Sacramento Kings.

The second game of their regular season series will be on January 9 at the Staples Center. After this, both squads are set to play against each other two more times on February 24 and April 1.


At the moment, the Los Angeles Lakers are in a better place in the Western Conference standings. The Lakers are at 8-11 for the 10th spot in the West. The Sacramento Kings are at the bottom with their 5-13 record. The only team below them is the lowly Dallas Mavericks.