LaVar Ball says LaMelo Ball will struggle getting into college program because NCAA ‘wants to prove a point’
The Ball Family has become must-watch television over the years — mostly for all the wrong reasons, though. Although current Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball has shown flashes of excellence at times during his brief NBA tenure, most of his early accomplishments have been marred by the presence of his father, LaVar Ball.
Not only has Lonzo been affected by his father’s repeated and seemingly never-ending antics, but his younger brother, LaMelo Ball, is now unlikely to play at the collegiate level due to similar behavior.
After the second Ball brother, LiAngelo was forced to depart from UCLA, both he and LaMelo took their talents overseas. That move affected their respective collegiate eligibility.
Now, LaVar is claiming that the NCAA wants no part of his son LaMelo because they want to prove a point to him.
“It’s going to be hard getting Melo into a college program because they NCAA wants to prove a point,” the elder Ball said openly on a recent episode of “Ball in the Family, per Christian Rivas of Lonzo Wire. “But I do know for a fact that Melo brings a crowd and he wins, so if you can get the guy that can entertain, and win, and put people in the seats, that’s what you start your program with.”
LaMelo Ball does look like a promising NBA prospect whether he ultimately attends college or not. Nonetheless, it remains to be seen whether another NBA franchise wants to deal with his father’s repeated antics like the Lakers were forced to do during Lonzo’s rookie season.