LaVar Ball’s bold prediction for future of Lakers after LeBron James, Anthony Davis leave
LaVar Ball is at it again with the bold declarations. In an interview with TMZ Sports, Ball discussed the possibility of his three sons—Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo playing together for the Los Angeles Lakers.
“When their contracts are over, who’s to say that [when] all the LeBron drama and everything in L.A. is over with and they losing, my Ball boys decide, at the top of their game, they say, ‘You know what? Let’s all decide to go to L.A.
“Who ain’t gonna take them Ball boys? … [When] AD is gone — his contract is up — LeBron is gone, I mean, you gonna need a buzz and you want to win! Now, the Ball boys say, ‘We back in L.A. What’s going on?'”
Towards the end of the interview, the outspoken father affirmed that his sons would be the best big three the NBA has seen, competing with the Brooklyn Nets’ newest trio. This is because his sons have similar builds and were groomed to play with one another for years.
Lonzo and LaMelo Ball play for the New Orleans Pelicans and Charlotte Hornets, respectively. Lonzo is off to a slow start in his fourth year—his second season with the Pelicans after his Lakers ouster—in the league and is working to have a more efficient game.
Meanwhile, the youngest Ball, LaMelo, is playing solid basketball in his rookie year. He is putting up 11.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.5 steals per game, although his father states that he is not pleased coming off the bench. On the other hand, LiAngelo plans to play in the NBA G League bubble.