LaVar Ball says LeBron James’ son, Bronny, would have to go the JBA route first
LaVar Ball, the loud-mouthed CEO of the Big Baller empire, may end up making a deadly enemy in newly acquired Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James.
Ever since his eldest son, Lonzo, applied for the 2017 NBA Draft, where he was selected by the Lakers with the second overall pick, the elder Ball has had no problems speaking his mind. It may have been entertaining at first, but many fans have grown irritated with his antics.
Apparently, it’s not only them who have been annoyed.
LaVar has long been critical of the Lakers organization and their inability to put his son in a better winning position. This has also included comments made on head coach Luke Walton and personal trainer Gunnar Peterson, which apparently did not sit well with upper management.
Not even NBA players are immune to his sharp betters. Numerous personalities have expressed their displeasure with him and even implied that his big mouth could get Lonzo in some big trouble.
He even had a run-in with Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant not so long ago, and even LeBron James, who issued a stern warning to LaVar never to speak of his children again.
This caveat, seemingly, did not find its mark as Ball yet again issued this statement about Bronny James, as per TMZ. You can watch the video below.
Here’s the full quote:
“He gotta try out and make sure he’s good enough. He’s not good enough. He’s only like 14 years old … Yeah, he’s good enough for college, but the JBA is a step above that.”
While Bronny, at only 13 years old, has had a widely successful career so far and while this claim can be easily refuted, that isn’t the point. Ball should have never mentioned him after he was explicitly told by the elder James never to.
This, surely, will not sit well with The King — Is a reaction near?
In the meantime, it may be in LaVar Ball’s best interests to keep mum and just focus on the controversy his JBA league is currently facing. As he so perfectly puts in – he better learn to stay in his lane.