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De’Aaron Fox’s dad speaks the truth about De’Aaron versus Lonzo Ball

In a new in-depth story on De’Aaron Fox over at Bleacher Report, you’ll find a great quote from Fox’s dad, Aaron Fox, about his son’s two head-to-head matchups with Lonzo Ball and the outside noise from LaVar Ball:

“My son already ate his ass up twice,” Aaron Fox says of Lonzo Ball. “[LaVar] can say what he wants to say. I just tell him to go back and watch the film. That’s it. All that yap, yap, yapping, I don’t even got to respond to that. We played them twice. Twice his son got outplayed. I always tell [De’Aaron], let your game speak for it. You ain’t got to talk. You ain’t got to fuss.”

There’s plenty more good stuff about Fox in B/R‘s lengthy story on the future top-six pick, but that one stood out the most to me because (a) it’s true and (b) we haven’t heard much noise from Fox’s dad.

There’s also some new tales from Fox’s childhood and a look into the history of Aaron Fox and UK assistant Kenny Payne’s relationship. According to the story, during De’Aaron’s recruitment, Payne told the elder Fox that he would claim to have one point in their old high school basketball game if Fox would deliver his son to Kentucky.

Read lots more Fox talk here.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for De’Aaron Fox’s dad speaks the truth about De’Aaron versus Lonzo Ball



  1. runningunnin.454
    1:32 pm June 20, 2017 Permalink

    When he’s right, he’s right. De’Aaaron also ate his lunch and stole his girlfriend.



  2. BigBlueMeade
    1:56 pm June 20, 2017 Permalink

    Damn! That is quite the quote…hope to see a rivalry in the league between these two.



  3. ClutchCargo
    2:13 pm June 20, 2017 Permalink

    That one quote alone puts him up there with Buster Patterson on the all-time UK basketball dad list.



  4. Underdog
    2:15 pm June 20, 2017 Permalink

    In all fairness to Lonzo, would you like to have to guard Fox? He’s so fast, he’s almost impossible to guard.

    Too bad the refs screwed him in the UNC game. The slow white boy gets two fouls on Fox in the first half? Right! Then Cal puts him in for the last play of the half and NO CALL. Not to mention he should have drawn several more fouls against UNC players.

    It was like bringing a gun to battle but told you only have 2 bullets. Our key advantage was Fox and it seemed the refs knew this and were absolutely determined to take Fox out of the game. Thus swinging the advantage to UNC’s front court.