LaVar Ball Guarantees Lakers Will Make Playoffs If They Draft Lonzo; Won’t Let Him Workout For Other Teams
After securing the #2 overall draft pick on Tuesday night, it seems it is a foregone conclusion that Lonzo Ball will be selected by the Los Angeles Lakers, just as his father predicted.
“All I said was that my boy is going to play for the Lakers,” LaVar Ball said. “I’m going to speak it into existence. I want him to be a Laker, but I wasn’t saying he’s only going to play for the Lakers.”
“I’m not trying to say he won’t play for a different team,” Ball said. “But I’d like him to play for the Lakers because it’s home, and I’d love him to learn from Magic Johnson. He’s the best guard ever to me, and nobody better for Lonzo to learn from than Magic Johnson.”
It didn’t take very long for LaVar to make plans for his son, as he made it abundantly clear that Lonzo will only work out for the Lakers, and nobody else. He also guaranteed that the Lakers will end their 4-year playoff drought if they draft his son.
“LaVar told Lakers Nation in an exclusive interview. “I’m going to say it again, in English, speak it into existence. In Spanish, speak it into existence. In Africa, speak that mother[expletive] into existence.”
“That’s all we working out for is the Lakers,” said LaVar. “Just the Lakers. There’s nobody else that we need to workout for.
LaVar sees that changing next season. “Yes, it does,” Ball said on if the Lakers’ playoff drought comes to an end with Lonzo. “The Lakers make the playoffs as soon as my boy gets there.”
“I really don’t care about Rookie of the Year and all that. I just want to make sure the kid makes the playoffs. Lonzo is going to make everybody better.
“So it’s like this, I’ve given him a little guidance thing. Magic [Johnson] made it to the championship his rookie year. [Michael] Jordan took about seven years. So Zo got to get himself to a championship between now and seven years. That’s what set you on the path to being the greatest.”
Hold on to your seats, Lakers fans. This is going to get rather interesting over the next few years.