LaVar Ball just doesn’t give up.
The CEO of Big Baller Brand has stated multiple times over the years that all of his children will play for the Lakers together. Well, Lonzo got drafted by them, but found his way off the team after the Lakers traded for Anthony Davis.
“Like, I said I guarantee … I’ll say it again: It will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in they life and they’ll never win another championship. Guarantee it. They’re going to regret it; I’m going to have fun with it. I told y’all it was crashing down. Now, it completely crashed, but at least my son is off the boat before the thing exploded, LaVar said after Lonzo got traded.
“I gave ’em a chance. You can rewind it and go back, and I said, ‘You get the three Ball brothers, you going to survive this. You let ’em go … oh, it’s going to be a cold day in hell. Trust me on that.’ ”
On Tuesday, Lavar was back at it again making crazy claims, but stating that Lonzo is going to come back to the Lakers, and his plan is to bring LiAngelo and LaMelo with him:
“Hey man, just between you and me, we’ll be back later. Just between me and you, they’re coming back to the Lakers later, man. Woo, that’d be crazy, huh? That’s the inside scoop. Don’t let them know that yet. When we pop up, all three of them over there, they’re going to say ‘Aw man, I didn’t know they was coming back.’”
Lonzo will be a restricted free agent in 2021 and if he chooses to sign a 5-year extension, he won’t be an unrestricted free agent again until 2026.
LaMelo, who is likely to get drafted in the top-3, will also be a free agent that same year if he lives up to expectations. But he will be a restricted free agent, so he would have to force his way off the team.
LiAngelo, which is the middle son, is the only one that doesn’t have the talent to make the league.