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Lonzo Ball hears about it after walking away from a skirmish against the Suns

Lonzo Ball hears about it after walking away from a skirmish against the Suns

Late in the Lakers’ loss Friday night to the Phoenix Suns, a shoving match began between Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Phoenix point guard Tyler Ulis. Phoenix rookie Josh Jackson dived into the fray and earned himself a technical foul. Brook Lopez and Brandon Ingram jumped in to try to break it up.

As this happened, Lonzo Ball walked in the other direction.

“It’s the NBA,” Ball said later. “People ain’t really gonna fight, so I ain’t trying to get no tech.”

Lakers coach Luke Walton has always been an advocate of his players sticking up for one another,...

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