LaVar Ball is not impressed with his son Lonzo’s prolific Summer League performance
Forget about his first-game dud, Lonzo Ball has been as good as advertised thus far in the Summer League. Averaging 17.0 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 9.8 assists per game with two triple-doubles to boot, the 2017 second overall pick has been balling his heart out — all pun intended — to the delight of the Los Angeles Lakers’ fans.
But behind all these stat-stuffing success, the man who is the heart and soul — and of course, the mouth — of his hype machine, LaVar Ball, isn’t at all impressed.
Come to think of it, after everything that the elder Ball has said over the past several months which launched him to infamy, he actually gives out a level-headed commentary on his budding business’ holy grail.
Lonzo Ball is indeed having one of the best individual performances by a rookie in the Summer League, but fact remains that he is still competing mostly against guys who are playing for training camp invites.
But the good news for Ball is that he is exactly where he needs to be at this stage of his professional journey. The talent and savvy are all there. But when Lonzo finally gets some roughing up in training camp and a few preseason games under his belt, the sky’s the limit for him in year one.