With a win to open their four-game road trip on Monday in Denver, the Wizards would be going for their first 4-0 start since the 1978-79 season when they travel to play the Lakers on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Wednesday’s meeting will be Washington’s first with rookie Lonzo Ball, the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft and the oldest son of basketball’s most outspoken father.

During an interview with BallIsLife.com following the Lakers’ loss to the Pelicans on Sunday, LaVar Ball issued a warning to the Wizards, who already defeated No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz and the Sixers in the season opener.

“Washington coming in here Wednesday?” LaVar Ball said. “They better beware, ’cause Lonzo ain’t losing again. Not in the same week!”

Wizards center Marcin Gortat found Ball’s guarantee rather amusing and fired back with a promise of his own on Twitter. John Will “torture him” for 48 minutes, wrote Gortat, who later expressed delight that he’ll have the best seat in the building for the matchup.

“He will kill his son one day,” Gortat later replied to one person who described the pressure that LaVar Ball puts on his oldest son as “unbelievable.”