Dear LaVar Ball, enough is enough

LaVar Ball expectedly received serious backlash after such a statement, but he has kept with the same attitude. So, the fact that LaVar is present in his sons' lives and is supportive of whatever endeavor they pursue is something I can respect and even admire.

Ball first tried to impress the Jets as a defensive end wearing No. 99 in 1994, but he didn't catch the eye of then-coach Pete Carroll.

For comparison, Ball's stat line per night came out to 14 points, six rebounds, and 7.6 assists.

Many saw those, especially the first one with the sleeping emoji, as jabs at Lonzo and LaVar Ball (remember, LaVar told TMZ that Markelle isn't a victor a week before this Bruins loss). "I mean that in a sympathetic/empathetic way".

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Lonzo Ball, a projected top pick in the draft, said he has the same type of confidence as his outspoken father, but prefers to let his game speak for him. "And after a while, that pressure starts sitting on you like, 'Why do I got to be just like him?"

It is time for LaVar Ball to shut up.

While Dekker and Kaminsky were never viewed as having the same natural talent and ceiling as Lonzo, they were still the No. 18 and No. 9 overall picks who had proven themselves over stellar college basketball careers. Obviously I would like to be with my family, but at the same time, you know, I knew it was a big game. Let his kids go out there and play and let the rest happen. In the long run they will do more damage to his son than they ever will to help him, especially when he makes comments saying that his son will only play for the Lakers. Ball, however, says he should go first. John Wall, an established point guard for the Washington Wizards, said that while he firmly believes Lonzo is talented, many National Basketball Association players will be looking to put him back in his place.

"The spotlight is on (LaVar) and all for the wrong reasons", he said. Most expect Fultz to be the top pick, but you can bet Lonzo and his dad are going to take every opportunity they can to state their case for the No. 1 selection. Since his son Lonzo has put on the Golden Bears jersey and has taken the team on a deep tournament run, his father believes he has become more entitled to say whatever outlandish thoughts are in his head. "But that's just me though".

  • Lawrence Cooper