The Lakers have lost five in a row, falling to 8-15, and are headed in the wrong direction. To make things worse, they now head out their toughest road stretch of the season, with six of their next seven games are on the road, and five of those seven games are against the 76ers, Cavs, Warriors, Rockets and Warriors.
With that being said, when the Lakers return home before Christmas, they could be riding an extensive losing streak. Making it very likely that a mouthy LaVar Ball will surely say something stupid and turn things into a media circus.
As such, the Lakers announced they are going to start enforcing an “existing policy” that prevents the media from being in an area of the arena where family and friends of the players hang out after games.
It’s being called the “LaVar Ball Rule,” because he’s the only friend/family member of the players who has a history of popping off. A Lakers spokesman told ESPN:
“It’s not a new policy; it’s an existing policy. There has been more media presence in that area than before. That section is strictly for family and guests of players. It’s a privacy concern.”
Sure it’s not a “new policy,” funny how this rule becomes enforced once again now that Lonzo is on the team. Then again, I don’t blame the Lakers for doing this, LaVar is the biggest headache in sports. And this is a concern for a team that desperately wants/needs Paul George and LeBron to show up next year.