LaVar Ball once again makes headlines for more outlandish statements.
While speaking with Lithuanian reporter Donatas Urbonas on Monday (Feb. 12), father Ball revealed a plan to leverage his son Lonzo to force the Los Angeles Lakers to sign his young brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo. He said the rookie guard would leave the Lakers unless they sign all three Ball boys.
“Lonzo will be on his 3rd year and I want let every NBA team know, that Lonzo is not going to resign with the Lakers, but will go to any team, that will take all of my three boys,” Ball said.
LaVar Ball on his big plan how he's going to bring Lonzo, Melo and Gelo to one NBA team: “Lonzo will be on his 3rd year and I want let every NBA team know, that Lonzo is not going to resign with the Lakers, but will go to any team, that will take all of my three boys.” pic.twitter.com/GErdXjraYU
— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) February 12, 2018
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball currently play for Prienu Vytautas in Lithuania, yet an NBA team is unlikely to recruit all three of the Ball siblings. While LiAngelo is eligible for the NBA Draft this year, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski states that he has “no chance” of being drafted.
Ex-UCLA freshman LiAngelo Ball has no chance that he'll be drafted in June — and that was true before his shoplifting incident in China. "He's not on any of our scouting lists — even the extended lists," one GM told ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 4, 2017
LaMelo, on the other hand, will not be available for the draft for another two years.