Many Laker fans expressed concerns that Lonzo Ball's dad, who has made a bevy of exaggerated comments about his son in the months leading to the National Basketball Association draft, could become a major distraction to the Lakers throughout the season. To at least one of Lonzo Ball's former UCLA teammates, that's a shame. "I think he is literally going to try and win this game without taking a shot", very similar to what he did in the McDonald's All-American Game". Apparently LaVar turned down a deal worth five-years $10 million for Lonzo to put all of his son's chips in the BBB project.
"It's odd to me that LaVar didn't at least fold some of his cards and go back to the shoe companies in earnest", he said. Ball's Dad decreed long ago and repeated not too long ago, that his son was born to play for the Lakers and other teams would be foolish to draft him. ESPN.com passed along the response from the league's chief executive, who said there are no plans for a conversation between the two in the short term.
He added: "I guess the story becomes more intriguing in that if he goes to the Lakers, he could've doubled his deal and chose to pass". As reported by ESPN, Ball is set to meet with the franchise's coaching staff and front-office personnel.
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"Listen, Chris Paul, financially, the difference with him staying in L.A. and to get paid, I'd have a hard time imaging him leaving there", continued Wojnarowski. All that really matters is how Lonzo performs on the court once he is drafted. "He's a great locker room guy, and he just leads by example, and he gets people to follow".
Well, a recent report claims that Mr. Ball's outlandish request cost his son Lonzo Ball a $10 million shoe deal that each of three aforementioned sneaker companies were prepared to offer him.