Sport Is Lonzo Ball Worth The Headache His Father Will Bring?

03:20  18 may  2017
03:20  18 may  2017 Source:   The Big Lead

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But after his father , LaVar Ball ’s blowup on “The Herd” Wednesday afternoon it’s time to seriously assess whether Lonzo is worth the headache his dad is sure to bring . What LaVar Ball did to Kristine Leahy on Wednesday was wildly disrespectful.

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Now that the Los Angeles Lakers secured the second pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, everyone expects them to select UCLA's Lonzo Ball when they are finally on the clock. But after his father, LaVar Ball's blowup on "The Herd" Wednesday afternoon it's time to seriously assess whether Lonzo is worth the headache his dad is sure to bring.

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2. Drafting Lonzo Ball means your also drafting his father LaVarr Ball and you'll have to deal with the inevitable reality that he's going to tweet or say something IMO he's just not worth the potential headaches that Ball Fevor is bound to bring .

Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American college basketball player for the UCLA Bruins. As a high school senior in 2016, he was awarded multiple national high school player of the year honors, and led his team to an undefeated record, as well as a national championship.

What LaVar Ball did to Kristine Leahy on Wednesday was wildly disrespectful. Things have been said on both sides, but refusing to acknowledge or even look at her crossed a line. He was a guest on her show and he acted like she wasn't even there. Then he offered up a thinly-veiled threat in her direction. It was ridiculous and something that no one should be defending.

Ball also claimed his brand didn't need to market to women while openly disrespecting one. Just in case you'd forgotten, the Lakers are owned by a woman, Jeanie Buss. I'm fairly certain that after making a power move to shove her brother out of the franchise, she's not going to put up with any of LaVar's nonsense for even a hot second.

On the basketball side of things, the Lakers are in the middle of a massive rebuild where the goal is to have their young core grow as a group. Head coach Luke Walton's system relies heavily on everyone buying in, a sense of equality among the roster and selfless basketball. Lonzo is certainly capable of being a selfless basketball player on the court and getting everyone on the same page. But his father's antics off the court could be damaging to a young group that's trying to develop.

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So how long until LaVar Ball causes Lonzo Ball 's NBA team a huge headache ? He’s made more than billion in his career and sports a net worth of 0 million even after a very expensive divorce and the complete collapse of his skills on the golf course.

Lonzo Ball , UCLA freshman and flash: a 6-feet-6 point guard who reflects his father ’s hopes and hype. He knows his sons’ potential worth and he demands that they be put in their rightful places with him standing beside them or in front of them.

It's easy to picture LaVar taking to their airwaves and going after Walton if he wound up benching Lonzo for any reason. It's a disaster when the parent of a player goes after a high school coach, imagine how awful it would be at the NBA level. Do we really think Lakers president Magic Johnson is going to be fine with LaVar dominating the conversation about the franchise nationally?

The Lakers have other options. Guys like Kansas' Josh Jackson, Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox and Duke's Jayson Tatum will almost certainly be on the board at No. 2. If the Balls are going to be a huge headache, any of those three players could provide solid value on the court and fewer headaches off it.

I'm not saying the Lakers should pass on Ball for another player. But we're at the point where someone, either Lonzo or his potential future team need to step up and tell LaVar to back off. NBA teams don't want to be putting out fires constantly and if their bottom line is going to be impacted, they will opt out of taking a player.

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Largely thanks to the media presence of his father , Lonzo Ball has become the biggest player in college this year. The best part, however, is that he has the game to backup all this attention that LaVar is bringing down on him.

Jorge Andres has the latest on statements made by Lonzo Ball 's father Lavar Ball . Lonzo Ball is a gifted point guard for the UCLA Bruins. Lately his father has made news with what seem to be outlandish statements.

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Luke Walton not stressing LaVar Ball, cites his dad's 'big personality' .
If the Los Angeles Lakers have a chance to land Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft, head coach Luke Walton is on board. More than that, he’s not scared off by the young man’s father, LaVar Ball, who has been making headlines more than his son in recent months. Speaking with TMZ Sports, Walton gushed about Ball’s game.“I’m a big fan of his game,” Walton said. ” I went and watched him play this year at Poly. The way he plays, it’s, uh, he plays the right way. He’s unselfish, and whatever team he ends up on, he’s going to make that team a lot better.

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