If you thought LaVar Ball was off his rocker before, wait to you hear this report from the world’s most obnoxious father. While speaking with a Lithuanian newspaper over the weekend, LaVar made the insane claim that he would force his son Lonzo to leave the Lakers if the team refuses to sign his brothers to the team.
Via SB Nation
“I want all my three boys to play for the Lakers. But if that does not happen, I’m telling you the story what’s gonna happen first. If they don’t take Gelo this year, I bring back Gelo here (Prienai in Lithuania) to play with Melo for two years. Lonzo will be on his third year and I want to let every NBA team know, that Lonzo is not going to re-sign with the Lakers but will go to any team that will take all of my three boys. That’s my plan.
Lonzo plays best when he is with his brother. Why wouldn’t (he)? He is a hell of a shooter. They don’t play the same position. You see how successful he was when he was with his brother? Why wouldn’t you be smart and say: so, you want your brother? Come on, let’s complete the Royal Flush and get the other brother.
We don’t have to go to any draft. Just sign him in free agency. You don’t have to give Gelo 15 million. Give my million for three years, we’ll take it. Cause they make so much money off the court, they (have) loose spare change.
So now you win championship after championship on fact that my boys will never leave. That’s what I mean, championship, championship, championship. You got to keep the team together for a long time, but you can’t because more money is offered, that’s why guys (are) jumping between the teams.
But what’s better than three Ball boys together? The Big Three. The original Big Three”
That’s an utterly ridiculous and insane plan. LaVar seriously thinks a 22-year-old Lonzo would leave the Lakers – and a TON of money on the table – just so he could play with his two brothers? There’s no way that would ever happen.
Lonzo’s lifelong dream has been to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, you think he’s going to give that up so LiAngelo Ball – who isn’t an NBA-level player – can be on his team? Additionally, no NBA franchise is going to be held hostage by LaVar Ball. They won’t make personnel decisions based on his whims.
Magic Johnson must really hate LaVar at this point. It’s only a matter of time until the Lakers just trade Lonzo away just so they don’t have to deal with this entire headache.