There have been rumors regarding Lonzo Ball’s future with the Los Angeles Lakers as his name has been mentioned in the team’s pursuits of Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James this summer.
The rumors have reached the ears of Ball’s outspoken father, LaVar Ball, and he has a loud (of course) and clear message for the Lakers if they do opt to include his son in a trade.
“If they wanna trade him, trade him,” he told TMZ Sports. “It’ll be the worst move they ever made.”
LaVar Ball said his son will be fine, regardless of what president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka decide to do.
“If they wanna trade him, trade him. If they don’t wanna trade him, keep him,” he said. “He’s gonna do his thing. I’m not worried about no trades.”
Even though LiAngelo Ball was not drafted on Thursday, the patriarch of the family believes all three of his sons will eventually play on the same NBA team.
“He’ll come in the back door as a free agent,” LaVar said of LiAngelo.
“Somebody will take all 3 of my boys and whoever do, guess what? — championship.”