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LaVar Ball says he would coach the Lakers and makes other ridiculous statements during appearance on ‘Undisputed’

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LaVar Ball shared his thoughts on the Lakers uniting his sons, their coaching situation, LeBron James, free agency, LiAngelo Ball’s draft stock and more during an appearance on FS1’s “Undisputed.”

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LaVar Ball has been known for saying absurd things in his media appearances since long before the Los Angeles Lakers drafted his son Lonzo Ball, but when asked if he would be open to coaching the team, he made perhaps his most ridiculous statement yet.

“Would I coach the Lakers?” LaVar said on FS1’s Undisputed. “The only way I’d coach the Lakers is if all three of my sons were there. We’d turn the NBA upside down because I’d do something that has never been done before: I’d press the whole game.”

He also said he would only coach the team for one year, were the Lakers to for some reason acquiesce to his demands in order to get him to coach.

“I’d show how good I am and then I’m out,” LaVar said, adding that he would need to focus on Big Baller Brand.

The Lakers are unlikely to unite the three Ball brothers, especially considering LiAngelo (who sat in on the appearance, talked like four times and otherwise was just sitting there watching his dad) is unlikely to be drafted.

However, LaVar reiterated something he’s said before: If the Lakers don’t bring in all three of his sons, he’ll find a team who will.

I don’t need to get into all the reasons that threat is likely empty, or why the Lakers aren’t going to concern themselves with it. Lonzo is an adult, and it seems unlikely he’d just go play somewhere else because his father told him to, and most of this stuff seems to just be LaVar having fun with all of us and free marketing for Big Baller Brand, so who knows how seriously to take any of these threats anyway.

On that note, here are some of the more ridiculous things LaVar went on TV and said. It didn’t seem like worth fully transcribing all of them, but if you’re into that kind of stuff, below is a roundup of the most notable stuff from his FS1 appearance, including LaVar guaranteeing LeBron will sign with the Lakers, insulting Kevin Durant and more, because I’m not writing more than one article on this, and frankly he’s said some of it before:

For more context on that last one, read here.

This was one of my favorite exchanges from the whole show, and maybe any show ever:

Somehow, Skip Bayless may have made the most insane statement of the whole carnival today though:

Scratch that, maybe not:

And one more quote for the road:

He actually has a point on that last one, but we’ll see if LeBron wants to join up for ... whatever this is, this summer.

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