LaVar on Lakers trading Lonzo: ‘It’ll be the worst move they ever made’

Lonzo Ball had a solid rookie season for the Lakers. While he won’t win Rookie of the Year, like his father predicted, he did put up some decent numbers. Ball, 20, averaged 10.2 PPG, 7.2 APG, 6.9 RPG, and 1.7 steals per game. He led the Lakers in assists and steals per game last season. However, Ball does need to work on his shot over the summer. He shot 36% from the field last season, which needs to improve.

As Magic Johnson said, this is the “biggest summer” of Lonzo’s career.

Some have mentioned Ball’s name in a trade for Kawhi Leonard, but the Spurs are reportedly not interested in Ball.

According to LaVar Ball, if the Lakers did trade Lonzo, it would be a big mistake:

“If they wanna trade him, trade him. It’ll be the worst move they ever made, how’s that,” Ball told TMZ Sports. “If they want to trade him, if they don’t want to trade him, keep him. He’s going to do his thing. I’m not worried about no trade. My boys, all three of them are going to play on the same team at one time… Somebody going to take all three of my boys, and whoever do, guess what? Championships; all day.”

LaVar has a plan, but it’s probably not going to come to fruition. Ball’s son LiAngelo went undrafted, but he still can catch on as an undrafted free agent.

Regarding Lonzo, if the Lakers have a chance to get Kawhi Leonard, and the Spurs have interest in Lonzo, then Los Angeles has no choice but to trade him.

 

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Broussard: ‘LaVar is not teaching Lonzo(Ball) how to be his own man'(WATCH)

LaVar Ball can’t stay out of his own. On Monday, LaVar told Lithuanian journalist Dontas Urbonas the following:

“If they don’t take Gelo(LiAngelo Ball) this year, I bring back Gelo here [to Lithuania], to play with Melo(LaMelo Ball) for two years. Lonzo will be on his third year, and I [will] 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,” Ball said.

It sounds like a lousy plan hatched up by LaVar Ball. It’s tough to dictate where guys are going to play in the NBA, especially if guys are not good enough to play in the NBA.

This all could be a moot point because LaMelo and LiAngelo may not be good enough to play in the league.

FOX Sports’ Chris Broussard feels like it’s time for Lonzo to silence his dad. Here is what he said on UNDISPUTED today:

 

You think LaVar Ball did crazy stuff, listen to what Isiah Thomas’ family used to do at NBA games(video)

Over the past few weeks, we have been talking about the craziness of LaVar Ball. However, in the past, the family of Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas used to do some crazy stuff, too!

Thomas tells FS1’s First Things First what his family used to do at his games!

Take a listen:

LaVar Ball to Byron Scott: ‘Shut the hell up’

The “World’s Most Famous Daddy” has issues with another great Laker.

Last week, former Lakers star Byron Scott told LaVar Ball to “Shut Up,” and let Lakers coach Luke Walton do his job. After Ball was critical of the way Walton, was handling his son, Lonzo.

This week LaVar Ball responded. Here is what he said as transcribed by TMZ Sports:

“Yeah I got words for Byron Scott: Shut the hell up and do what you do! Leave me alone,” Ball told TMZ Sports. “He ain’t doing nothing else. Tell him if he want his name in the news, tell him go do something! You ain’t gotta talk about Ball to get your name in the news. But then again, yes you do. Cause ain’t nobody talk about Byron Scott doing nothing.”

Now, what Scott will say in return? He probably should say nothing! However, we will see what happens next!

A.C. Green: ‘LaVar’s going to do what he does’

LaVar Ball is at it again. After the Lakers 127-123 loss in OT to the Warriors on Tuesday night, LaVar was critical of Luke Walton and Julius Randle.

Here is what LaVar had to say:

Former Laker A.C. Green believes LaVar being outspoken is really not an issue:

“LaVar’s going to do what he does. People see and recognize that. It is what it is,” Green told TMZ Sports. “The team is going to keep playing. Earvin(Magic Johnson) knows what he’s doing, Rob(Pelinka) knows what he’s doing, so I don’t see any issues there.”

Green believes LaVar will keep on talking:

“I don’t think he(LaVar Ball) has any affiliation with the Lakers, so he’s not involved with the Lakers, but he has an opinion, and you guys keep giving him opportunities to share his opinion and you should,” Green said. “You guy want to air it, its fine. He’s going to do what he does, but the team’s going to be fine. They just gotta keep playing and trying to figure out how to win games, especially the close ones.”

Green is right. LaVar will keep on talking, but in reality, it does not have any bearing on what’s going in L.A. now, and in the future!

 

 

 

Byron Scott to LaVar Ball: ‘I would probably say ‘Shut Up’

We all know LaVar Ball likes to talk, but sometimes he talks too much! Here is what LaVar Ball told Bleacher Report about Luke Walton and Lonzo Ball this week:

“They’re soft. They don’t know how to coach my son. I know how to coach him,” LaVar Ball told Bleacher Report. “I tell him to go get the victory. Stop messing around.”

Former Lakers coach Byron Scott gave his thoughts on Walton and LaVar Ball:

“I’m not Luke Walton. As a coach, if I was in that position, the first thing I would tell you guys, the L.A. Times, and everybody else and Mr. Ball as well, I got so much more experience doing this than you’ll ever have, especially in the NBA,” Scott told TMZ Sports.  “So, basically I would probably say ‘Shut Up’ and stay put, stay on the sidelines. We got this. Now, it seem like, obviously trying to jockey for a coaching job. We just don’t know where that’s going either, so, if I’m Luke, to me it’s laughable if I’m Luke Walton. I’m sitting there kind of basically just laughing about it.”

You knew at some point, and at some time, that LaVar was going to start chirping. However, he has to let Luke Walton do his job!

So, LaVar listen to Scott and “Shut Up!”

LaVar Ball has ref removed mid-game and gets ejected; game called

LaVar Ball was a busy man on Friday. Unfortunately, for his Big Baller Brand AAU team, his mouth may have cost his team another game.

Ball, who had his BBB team forfeit a game last week at the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships, had some issues with referees in today’s game. 

Here is what happened, according to ESPN:

Ball was given a technical foul in the first half of Big Ballers’ game against Team BBC at the Adidas Summer Championships. He pointed to the official and yelled, “We need to get someone else in here.” Minutes later, Ball looked at his team and said “Let’s go.” The players began to pick up their bags and walk off the court.

Eventually, the game would resume with a different referee. LaVar would receive a second technical and was ejected from the game. 

According to ESPN, tournament organizers decided to end the game after Ball’s ejection.

Here is how the first technical looked:

The game ends:

Here is Ball sounding off about the referees after the game:

You can’t make this up!!

LaVar Ball on Lonzo’s shot: ‘Ain’t nobody tinkering with his shot’

Lonzo Ball’s NBA career is off to a great start. Ball has recorded two triple-doubles in summer league, and is averaging 16.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg, and 9.3 apg in six games.

While those numbers look good, Ball shooting percentage does not. Ball is shooting 38% from field, including 23% from three-point range. Many believe that Ball will struggle with his shot in the NBA, but his dad LaVar believes his shot is fine.

“Ain’t nobody tinkering with his shot. He gonna shoot the same way, comfortable. Like I said, who cares about his shot,” LaVar Ball told ESPN LA Morning Show with Keyshawn, Jorge, and LZ today. “Here’s the thing, he missed a lot of shots in the first few games. They act like the percentage is gonna stay there. He’ll go about four, five games where he will go 4 for 5, 6 for 8. It will catch up with him, so it’s not a big deal. And it will come out to a percentage where he has always been in the high 40s.”

The form on Ball’s shot is different, and you wonder how he will fare against NBA caliber talent, not guys in summer league. Jason Kidd, who Ball has been compared to by some, improved his shot over time. However, his form was more conventional.  Ball’s form is not very conventional. While I’m not a “shot doctor,” I do think they may need to tinker with his shot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lonzo Ball wears Under Armour sneakers against Nets in summer league tonight

Lonzo Ball has now worn all the major sneaker brands during summer league. Ball wore Nike and Adidas in his last two summer league games. Tonight against the Nets, he decided to wear Under Armour. The 19-year-old rookie has recorded two triple-doubles during summer league, and is averaging 17 ppg & 9.8 apg in four games. 

When asked if a big shoe brand can still sign Lonzo Ball, LaVar Ball told ESPN’s Darren Rovell the following: 

“If the price is right. Quite frankly we are officially in the shoe game, and are a billion dollar brand either way.”

The Ball family is reportedly looking for a $1 billion shoe deal. If Lonzo Ball plays big time basketball in the regular season, the sneaker companies will definitely take notice. 

Maybe after summer league ends, the sneaker companies will show Lonzo Ball the money!

Twitter reaction to Lonzo Ball’s triple-double

In his first summer league appearance, Lonzo Ball looked awful going 2-15 from the field, and finishing with just five points. On Saturday night, that changed. Ball messed around and had a triple-double. Ball finished with 11 pts, 11 asts, and 11 rebounds as the Lakers beat the Celtics in summer league play out in Las Vegas. 

Here is how Twitter and LaVar Ball reacted:

https://twitter.com/JamesHarrisonII/status/883920808845991936

https://twitter.com/cthagod/status/883760822094352384