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Kyrie Offers Advice To LaVar Ball on Lonzo: ‘He’s 19. You Got To Let Go’
Kyrie Irving has been down the same road Lonzo Ball is currently traveling. He too was a one-and-done player and highly sought after following college, as he made his way into the NBA to change the misfortunes of an NBA franchise.
Only difference is Kyrie didn’t have a bunch of people rooting against him because he had a father who was dominating every single headline imaginable with outrageous comment after outrageous comment.
The Cleveland Cavaliers all-star recently offered up some advice to LaVar Ball hoping he will eventually bow out of the picture to allow his son some breathing room to be his own person.
“I’m sorry, LaVar, you’re not going to be in every hotel room that Lonzo is going to be in,” Irving said during a recent appearance on Uninterrupted’s “Road Trippin” podcast, which is hosted by his Cavaliers teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, as transcribed by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
“You’re not going to be everywhere and part of his life as he continues to grow up. You got to let go. He’s 19 years old. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want it to bypass him being a father, but he’s got to let Lonzo be Lonzo for the long haul.”
LaVar has been an absolute hot-take and quote machine. Because of that, sports talk shows on every network love to have him on, just to get that boost in ratings from what he might say.
“Now, when he starts going off and saying, ‘I could beat Michael Jordan one-on-one’ and starts going off and he compared Lonzo to Uber and taxi, come on,” Irving added. “Just relax a little bit. Take a step back and realize the impact that you can make, not for the moment now, but for the future. Lonzo is going to be in the NBA regardless. But at the end of the day, he still is going into another world that you can’t control.”