LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball, and UCLA basketball commits LiAngelo and LaMelo, has said some outlandish shit in the past few weeks but it appears he may have crossed the line by going at LeBron’s sons.
In an interview with Chris Broussard, Ball said that he thought LeBron’s sons are probably going to be whack because LeBron doesn’t have enough time to dedicate to helping them grow as players.
Via Cavs Nation
Here’s the thing, you gotta play the odds and the percentages,” said Ball. “There’s been a lot of great players, and all of their sons are whack.”
“Kareem’s got sons, Jordan’s got sons, Shaq’s got sons.”
— “His son is pretty good too,” said Broussard.
“His son is alright,” Ball quickly interjected. “…the monsters in the NBA, their dads wasn’t that good. They were OK, they was players, but the fact that the old Curry wasn’t no All-Star, he wasn’t cold. He could shoot the ball though. Kobe Bryant, his dad wasn’t all that, that’s why he’s such a monster.”
You got LeBron, it’s gonna be so hard for his kids, cause they gonna look at them like ‘you gotta be just like your dad. And after a while that pressure starts sitting on you like ‘why do I gotta be like him, why can’t I just be me?’ And then they’re gonna be like ‘aw, you’re soft, you’re not that good.’ Because the expectation is very, very high.”
My sons are good, they’re great,” Ball said. “But let’s say I really excelled in football and made millions of millions of dollars. Do I spent that time with them now? — No, I have to worry about the offseason and I just buy you a trainer and hope that you turn out okay. Whereas the fact that I wasn’t all that, allows me to take the time to make my boys all that.”
Mr. Ball needs to take and step back and chill for a bit before he starts scaring away NBA teams from wanting to sign any of their sons because their father is constantly talking all the time.