Will The Lakers Trade Lonzo Ball Because Of LaVar?

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Will The Lakers Trade Lonzo Ball Because Of LaVar?


At the beginning, I liked the drama LaVar Ball brought to the table. While I think that some of his ideas aren’t too bad (Junior Basketball Association), I’m starting to get tired of the drama. The other day, LaVar more or less threatened the Lakers and said that Lonzo Ball will leave the Lakers if they don’t sign LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball.


“I want to let every NBA team know that Lonzo is not going to re-sign with the Lakers, but will go to any team that will take all three of my boys. That’s my plan.”


This is absolutely ridiculous and the plan could backfire big time for Ball. With his statements, he is risking the career of his oldest, and arguably most talented, son Lonzo. First of all, the other two brothers have yet to prove that they’re NBA talent (which honestly, I don’t think they are (especially LiAngelo)), secondly, Lonzo will still be under contract with the Lakers when both of the other brothers will be eligible to sign with an NBA team.

But it goes even further. A lot of people think that the neverending LaVar Ball drama will cut Lonzo Ball’s career with the Lakers short.


Stephen A. Smith: “I’m going to bring up a point that needs to be made. If I’m the Los Angeles Lakers, I’m thinking about moving Lonzo Ball.

Not this season, of course, but if this young man don’t learn to step up and handle his business and do whatever he can to distance himself from his daddy’s comments publicly, I’m going to have to sit up there and think about getting him the hell up out of Los Angeles, California. This is ridiculous.”

Jason Whitlock: “LaVar Ball is a hot mess, and he may create such a mess that it’s hard to recruit free agents here, and the Lakers may have to consider moving on.”

Colin Cowherd: “I think it was the first time, this morning, when Magic wakes up and looks at that and thinks ‘we have to at least sit down and have discussions about moving on.’”

Chris Broussard: “Now Magic, I think for the first time since they drafted him, really has the leverage to go to LaVar and say ‘look, if you make one more comment about the Lakers, we are trading Lonzo. Period.’ And if he does it? You ship him out.”



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