Lonzo Ball Not Worried by Father’s Comments on Steph Curry, Lakers: ‘I Just Go Out There & Play’
LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA phenom Lonzo Ball, has been in the news lately for a bunch of outrageous claims about his son that he almost has to live up to because people will be gunning for him now.
First, he stated his son would be better than Curry.
“You can’t compare my boy to anyone,” the elder Ball told TMZ Sports. “I’m going to tell you this, you say he’s like Jason Kidd, but he’s taller than Jason Kidd. He jumps better than Jason Kidd. He’s longer than Jason Kidd. He’s got a better shot than Jason Kidd.”
“He’s going to be better than Steph Curry in the NBA,” Ball deadpanned. “… My son is young, he’s got time to grow. You only consider (Curry) good because he’s won a couple of championships … he’s made some shots at the right time … but he’s not as young as my boy.”
“You’re not going to be able to say this until my boy has ended his career,” Ball continued, “then they’re going to look back and say, ‘Man, how did Lavar know all of this?’”
“My son will only play for the Lakers.”
“No, it’s not distracting,” Lonzo told Nicole Auerbach of USA Today Sports. “I just go out there and play basketball.”
“All I do is go out there and play basketball.”