This interview on Doug and Wolf on 98.7 FM with Lonzo Ball’s dad, LaVar, was horrifying and highly entertaining interview all at the same time. Kudos to Doug and Wolf for asking the obvious (and tough) questions.
You have to listen, all the way through, and then tell us what you think.
Some choice quotes:
“I gave the Lakers the first right of refusal. I said, ‘Get all three of my boys and you got championships.’ They think I’m just talking,” LaVar Ball said.
He says that, in Phoenix there’s a chance.
“He’s a better fit in Phoenix because they got some young athletes, they’ve been losing, they need a winning attitude. The Lakers gave my boy that losing attitude.”
“Even if my son goes to New Orleans, you can’t make him play,” LaVar Ball said. “Phoenix, they might have a chance to get all three of my boys and win these championships and understand what winning is about. But I need all three of my boys on the court ’cause that’s 60 percent of the team that’s in to winning and not worried about how much money they’re going to make.
“It’s time for something new. The Ball boys.”
Here’s this, when asked how he wouldn’t drag the Suns just like he’s dragging the Lakers.
“If a coach gets behind Lonzo and has confidence in him, I’m cool. ‘Cause that’s when he’s very successful. He’s been successful in AAU, high school and college. ‘Cause the guys were behind him 110 percent. This half-(expletive) (expletive), it don’t work.
“If you look at my boys, the one thing they do do is win. Being undefeated, Gelo and Melo winning 60 games in a row, my boys don’t lose too much. When they got to the Lakers, Luke Walton was the worse coach ever for Lonzo ’cause he had a losing mentality. He’s been losing for three years.”
If the Suns get Lonzo, look out for the family affair...