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LaVar Ball calls Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball ‘damaged goods’ in heated discussion

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If the latest episode of Ball In The Family is any indication, it seems the relationship between LaVar Ball and his eldest son, Lonzo Ball, is far from being fixed.

Lonzo had a heated discussion with his father during what appears to be a meeting for the relaunching of the Big Baller Brand. The New Orleans Pelicans guard asked LaVar if it’s possible to change the name of the company for a fresh start, but the Ball patriarch was not pleased with the idea and lashed out at Zo.

LaVar then went on to say that it’s like asking to change Lonzo’s name for the fact that he has been “damaged goods” for the past two years.

“When I come up with a name and there’s somebody telling me to change it, that’s like telling me to change your name,” LaVar told Lonzo.

“That’s like people saying, ‘Hey, change Lonzo’s name to Alfonso on the fact that he been damaged goods for the last two years.'”

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Posted by Ball In The Family on Sunday, September 15, 2019


While Lonzo has not really lived up to expectation, hearing LaVar — who over-hyped and sold Zo like he’s the second coming of Michael Jordan — say that to his eldest son is harsh.

Lonzo had a fallout with his father and their company Big Baller Brand following the Alan Foster scandal. Foster, who co-founded BBB, reportedly embezzled as much as $1.5 million from Zo’s personal and business accounts.

The 21-year-old Pelicans guard has severed ties with the company following the controversy. He even removed his BBB tattoo to signify that his done with the business.

Surely, LaVar is not happy with that.