"I want all three boys to play for the Lakers".
The younger Balls now play for Prienu Vytautas in the Lithuanian League (LKL), a minor team in that country, and not exactly tearing it up.
While it's probably always best to ignore what comes out of LaVar's mouth, he said something on Monday that could have very big consequences on not only the future of his son but also the Lakers franchise as a whole. Lonzo will be on his third year and I want let every National Basketball Association 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. Give [him] a million for three years, we'll take it.
LaVar, though, is apparently OK with that team not being the Lakers. He just wants his three sons playing together on an National Basketball Association team - any National Basketball Association team.
The Lakers could pick one of his options and secure his services beyond next season despite the circus his father intends to put on in hopes to bring relevance to LaVar's other two sons. And they can match any deal he signs in restricted free agency three years from now. That's what I mean championship, championship, championship.
Sure to be hilarious, here's a preview of the upcoming episode, with Lonzo doing his best rendition of Migos' smash hit, "Bad and Boujee". He dreams of having his three boys back together on the same team, at this point are exactly that; dreams. "The original Big Three".
Regardless, the latest Ball controversy has national NBA commentators suggesting that Lonzo's days in Los Angeles could be numbered.
For his matchup on the show, which focuses on two celebrities battling each other in a lip-syncing contest, 'Zo will be facing none other than his pops, LaVar Ball. While there has yet to be an official determination on Ball's status for the Rising Stars game on Friday, coach Luke Walton assumed his starting point guard will sit that game out, too.
The Lakers are in a slightly different position, though, and the NBA's most glamorous franchise may be wishing that it never brought the Balls on board to begin with.