UCLA freshman phenom Lonzo Ball’s father made some headlines over the weekend when he went on the radio and declared that his son would “only play for the Lakers.”
LaVar Ball has since walked those comments back, saying that Lonzo ending up on the Lakers is something he wants to happen but that they won’t be trying to force his way there in the draft.
However, it sounds like LaVar does really want his sons to end up wearing purple and gold, possibly all at the same time.
“I think if all three of my boys get on the Lakers somehow, they would change the NBA,” Ball told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. “There’s a way it could happen.”
There are ways that could happen, just none of them are particularly likely. The Lakers might not even keep their top-three protected first round pick this season, and even if they do, they may not decide to draft Lonzo Ball.
The Lakers being bad enough over the next few years to subsequently draft the rest of the Ball brothers is no guarantee either, especially if they did take Lonzo and he really is as good as Stephen Curry like his father says.
The Ball family resurrecting their hometown Lakers would be a fun little storyline, but fans definitely shouldn’t count on this particular vision from LaVar Ball coming true.