LaVar Ball is back to his old antics.
The buzz around LaVar making absurd comments about his sons slowed when two-of-the-three, LaMelo and LiAngeo began their shortlived international career in Lithuania. But, with the brothers returning to their hometown of Los Angeles for other basketball opportunities, talk shows and radio shows are beginning to bring in LaVar to create headlines.
While appearing on an episode of ESPN LA‘s “Best of ESPN Los Angeles” show, LaVar Ball was asked about the possibility of his son, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball being traded to the San Antonio in a package deal for star Kawhi Leonard. LaVar had no problem setting the record straight about who the better player is.
“Stop it!… Hell no. Lonzo, I’m gonna tell you what he does, makes everyone on the team better. Who [doesn’t] want to start a team with that? You put Kawhi on there, he won’t make everyone better. He’s gonna do his thing. He’s a specialty guy.”
Lavar Ball is on ESPNLA talking a whole lot of noise. 😂
— Aaron Ware (@aarjordan310) May 7, 2018
Lonzo Ball helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 35-47 record in 2017-18 while averaging 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game. Though Ball’s shooting stroke was inconsistent all year, he proved he could stuff-the-stat-sheet with multiple triple-doubles in his rookie season.
Kawhi Leonard’s resume proves LaVar’s bias. A one-time NBA champion and two-time Defensive Player of the Year winner, Leonard is considered one of the best defenders in the league as well as a top small forward. Though he played just nine games in 2017-18 after battling injuries, Leonard averaged 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.0 block per game.
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