People really want to know what LeBron James said to Lonzo Ball

LeBron James and Lonzo Ball met for the first time in an NBA game on Thursday night. Naturally, any postgame interaction between the two was always going to be a story.

Unfortunately, LeBron knew that.

So when he found the Lakers rookie after the game, he didn’t want to give cameras or lip-readers any gossip fodder. He lifted his jersey up over his mouth while presumably dishing Lonzo some words of wisdom.

“There’s enough noise out there already with ‘Zo, and it’s not for me to discuss,” he said in an interview with TNT afterward when asked about the conversation. “None of y’all business,” he later said.

What he didn’t realize was that covering his mouth would let speculation run rampant. It allowed minds to roam free. The LeBron-to-LA theorists came out in full force. What LeBron said to Lonzo immediately became the most compelling mystery of the 2017-18 NBA season thus far.

And of course, somebody dug up an old Lonzo tweet from four years ago …