I’ve always wondered what a GM would think whenever LaVar Ball would playing phantom GM for his son’s team.
Well, LaVar’s back at it again.
In an interview with David Kaplan of NBCS Chicago, LaVar spoke about Zach LaVine’s upcoming unrestricted free agency and had thoughts on if his son’s teammate would be returning to Chicago.
“He’s gone and I’m going to tell you why. It started off ‘Zach LaVine, Zach LaVine, Zach LaVine’. Now you get hurt and a few things happen and guess who’s doing all the big plays? All I hear is DeMar,” LaVar said. “He don’t want to play second fiddle.”
“I’m going to speak it into existence, they are going to play together,” LaVar said. “All three of my boys — not just two. All three of three and you’re going to see a show that you’ve never seen before.”
In LaVar’s opinion, the Bulls rushed Lonzo back too fast from his surgery.
LaVar Ball is back.
The father of Bulls guard Lonzo Ball and Hornets star LaMelo Ball has been relatively quiet since Lonzo departed Los Angeles but don’t let that fool you: LaVar always has something to say.
Whether it’s about his two NBA star sons, Big Baller Brand, or how his middle son, LiAngelo, deserves a shot in the league, LaVar will let you know how he feels and is forever himself.
Ball recently spoke with David Kaplan of NBCS Sports to discuss a number of topics, including the recent report of the Bulls having ‘serious concerns’ regarding Lonzo’s knee.
“He’s going to be fine. Here’s the thing: Zo’s going to do whatever it takes for him to do what he’s got to do. When they did the meniscus tear a long time ago, they just tried to let it heal. They should have cut that out the first time so he wouldn’t have to go back in there and then he ends up tearing it again.”
LiAngelo’s father celebrates court side as he nails a 3-pointer in Summer League.
Typically, the NBA Summer League is headlined by the top rookies in that year’s draft class.
This summer, that remains true but LiAngelo Ball has become one of the spectacles in Las Vegas this year.
Through two games with the Charlotte Hornets SL team, Ball is averaging 13 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game on 50% shooting from the floor and 50% from 3-point range.
In Sunday’s loss to the Trail Blazers, Ball scored 16 points on 5-of-8 from downtown. Following one of those hits from behind the arc, LaVar Ball, sitting court side, jumped up in celebration for his son.
Big Baller Brand picked up their first win in the Drew League in dramatic fashion this weekend with a game-winning alley-oop.
Big Baller Brand’s Drew League experience wasn’t a great one through the first two weeks of the season with a pair of losses, but that changed on Sunday. Facing off against Problems, a fellow winless team, BBB trailed after each of the first three quarters but did not trail when it mattered most.
LaVar Ball made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets segment on Tuesday to joke about his….dental hygiene?
One of the more enjoyable semi-regular NBA-related segments has been Jimmy Kimmel’s Mean Tweets bits. Every few months on Jimmy Kimmel Live, pandemic pending, the show will welcome on NBA players and those associated with the league to read mean tweets from random Twitter accounts and get a raw reaction.
On Tuesday night, Kimmel revived the segment and included LaVar Ball, who was one of the first ones to read a tweet directed at his dental hygiene. To Ball’s credit, his reaction is both funny and remarkably on-brand to his lavish Big Baller Brand lifestyle.
Also included was Lonzo Ball’s Pelicans teammate Brandon Ingram, who is featured much later in the video and reads a tweet about how skinny he is, a criticism and joke made about him predating his time in the NBA.
Credit to all who take part in the segments though as everyone took the tweets in stride and laughed them off.