Lonzo Ball
Lonzo Ball is averaging 9.7 points and 7.4 assists per game. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball accomplished something last game against Milwaukee that nobody else in NBA history has ever accomplished: Becoming the youngest player ever to record a triple-double, five days younger than LeBron James at 20 years and 15 days. He finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 13 assists.

Ball also contributed on the defensive end, recording three steals and four blocks. The only problem? The Lakers lost the game 98-90. While fans across the world went crazy about his statline, Lonzo couldn’t care less when asked after the game.

“I really don’t care,” Lonzo said when asked about becoming the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double. “We took a loss, so it don’t really mean nothing.”

If that doesn’t mean something, surely passing a player such as LeBron James for first on the list is something to be happy about, right?

“It don’t matter to me, to be honest. I just wanted to win tonight,” Ball continued. “I thought we put ourselves in a good position to go get it, but it didn’t happen.”

Despite not caring about his individual effort, Ball had a historic night in Milwaukee on Saturday. Fans have pointed out his early shooting struggles, but that’s a common theme among NBA rookies from year to year.

“My confidence is going to stay the same all year,” Ball said upon being asked about his shot. “I’ve been shooting my whole life. I’m not going to stop now.”

The Lakers next play in Phoenix against the Suns on Monday night, where they’ll look to avoid losing their fourth straight game.


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