Lakers’ LaVar Ball still calling shots when it comes to Lonzo Ball’s career
With Los Angeles Lakers stud Lonzo Ball recently doing everything in his power to distance himself from the Big Baller Brand, it seemed as though he was about to become his own man. However, as reported by Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, it appears that his father, LaVar Ball, still has full control of his son’s career.
The plan was for the Los Angeles Lakers’ second-year guard to become his own man, but LaVar Ball has re-emerged as the shot-caller in orchestrating his son’s next pivotal move, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
As it turns out, LaVar is still highly-involved in his son’s decision-making and refuses to let Lonzo live his own life.
The 21-year-old recently parted ways with his agent, and is reportedly in the hunt for new representation. The problem here is that the presence of the highly-volatile LaVar appears to have somewhat thrown off some interested parties.
Multiple agents have reached out to gauge the interest of Lonzo Ball, sources said, but most became uninterested once notified LaVar is still running the show.
It’s hard not to feel for Lonzo here, as it seems like all the noise around him has been holding him back from reaching his true potential. The former second overall pick had another forgettable year with the Lakers this season, which was cut short yet again due to an ankle injury.
There have been reports suggesting that Lonzo will be on his way out of L.A. this summer, which will definitely give him a fresh start. However, with LaVar still in the fold, we’re afraid it might just be more of the same for Lonzo regardless of where he lands next season.