If Ball refuses to sign and play for the Suns, because he is an Early Entry player (in his case only a Freshman) he would have to wait until the year after he would have been a rookie in the National Basketball Association had he stayed in college for four seasons.
But don’t let the potentially forthcoming PR blitz fool you: There’s nothing endearing about this shallow, egotistical man.
But his latest comments might top them all. When you watch Ball lead UCLA against Kent State Friday night, you could be watching the next Celtic.
While his kids impress on the court, LaVar Ball continues to make quite a splash with his mouth. When officers arrived, they found a pile of the Ball family’s belongings sitting in the center of the home, which is where the burglars likely left them when they realized police were on their way. Dad, LaVar, probably doesn’t want Lonzo to sign with the big three because that would keep it in the family, LaVar was granted the trademark last week for use on athletic apparel. He’s not fast enough. “AAnd he can only make so many shots outside before I make every bucket under the rim”. He obviously just doesn’t think the lesson within applies to how he’d fare playing hoops against Michael Jordan. He transferred there from Washington State, where he barely saw the floor, averaging 2.2 points per game in 1987-88. Good luck with that. “I don’t have to pay for education”. Both LiAngelo and LaMelo are committed to attending UCLA like their older brother and now attend Chino Hills High School in California.
LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA freshman sensation Lonzo Ball, has never been shy about hyping his son’s basketball talents. For comparisons’ sake, Lonzo Ball is like a cross between Magic Johnson and Steph Curry but with much superior athleticism.
His eldest son, Lonzo is now a freshman at UCLA and has been touted as a possible number one draft pick in the upcoming National Basketball Association draft. Quote-hungry media can’t resist him, and he seems to regard giving interviews as you or I would breathing air.
Seriously, what the hell is this guy talking about?
One person who hasn’t fallen for it and gives me faith that not everyone is the same in elite sport is Paris Saint-Germain soccer player Marco Verratti.
The Balls have become the first family of basketball.
Credit LaVar for being proud of his sons, which he clearly is. Maybe he’s going to be a recurring nuisance. There isn’t much else to say about that. “I don’t know how old he is, he’s got to be about my age”.