It has been a while, but Lavar Ball is back with his controversial statements. The father of Lonzo Ball has been known to the media and basketball world for a few years now, as the loudmouth, Lavar has been shocking everybody with his statements for a while now. But he has managed top himself again somehow.
Just a few days after calling out Lakers coach Luke Walton for being a loser and turning his son into a loser, he was hosted on FS1 Show Undisputed where he shared his thoughts with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe.
He doubled down on his statements about coach Walton, saying Brian Shaw who is the assistant coach would be a better fit because he would let Lonzo take control of the offense and play freely. They would just run without setting any half court offense.
He also criticized Magic Johnson, spoke about him not wanting Lonzo to go to New Orleans and possibly shutting him down if he was traded, called Anthony Davis not a winner, but the most ridiculous of all he called Lonzo Ball the best player on the Lakers, respectively saying he is better than LeBron James.
Shannon Sharpe, know as one of LeBron’s biggest fans was in awe, as all he could say was “Why?” Lavar had an answer:
“Why? Because LeBron’s been in the league for 15 years. How do you judge LeBron being better than my son? I’m not gonna say nobody’s better than my son. LeBron’s hurt. He’s getting old. I tell you this, he can’t guard Lonzo on that fastbreak. He can’t move that fast.”
“I told the Lakers a long time ago, if you trade my son, it’ll be the worst thing you ever did. I guarantee, they trade my son, they will never get another championship. LeBron James without Lonzo is not gonna win a championship in L.A. I guarantee that.”
Even Skip Bayless, one of Lebron’s harshest critics, couldn’t roll with that statement. A pretty ridiculous statement, considering only looking at the facts that you have a guy averaging 26.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 7.3 assists, while shooting 51.6 percent from the field, while on the other side there is Lonzo averaging 9.9 points, 5.4 assists and 5.3 rebounds, while shooting 40.6 percent from the field.
But you don’t have to look at the stats to know it is not even a discussion, an eye test is just enough. But then again we are talking about Lavar, as we know we couldn’t imagine him saying it another way, as he continuously shows support and confidence in all of his 3 sons.
If he does get traded, he wants him in Phoenix along his 2 brothers to fulfill Lavar’s vision:
“I’m thinking of Phoenix like this: If you get Lonzo, get Gelo, get Melo … I’m trying to build a dynasty. They can’t do nothing but go up, but they got to listen and go play our way. My boys are winners, man. The Lakers turned them into losers.”
After keeping quiet for some time, Lavar has come out with a bang and it is a question how this will affect the already shaky Lakers locker room. We will have to wait and see what the future holds for the Lakers, LeBron, the young guns and Luke Walton.