LaVar Ball Doesn’t Want LaMelo to Play With Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson

The Bay Area is for small ballers, evidently

LaVar Ball at a Los Angeles Lakers game
LaVar Ball is either a crazy good dad or just crazy.
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By Jack Tien-Dana / June 26, 2020 6:00 am

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that LaVar Ball is back on his bullshit. After mostly receding from public view, besides his family’s reality show Ball in the Family, LaVar has returned with a vengeance — and with capital-T Takes. In particular, Ball hopes that his son LaMelo, arguably the top prospect in this year’s draft, doesn’t get picked by the Golden State Warriors.

“That’s the part I don’t like about Golden State,” LaVar said on the “Say Less with Kaz” podcast. “They got Klay and the other guys, and now you want to put Melo in that mix to say you got to follow these guys. Melo ain’t no follower. He don’t need to do what they do, let them do they thing.” 

Yo chill.

LaVar added: “There’s a reason you are looking at my son. He’s talented and can play the game. It ain’t that hard. Guy is open, and you pass it to them. You open and you been working on your shot? Shoot the ball. It’s fast-paced, it’s good. But don’t be like Melo got to his turn and wait for two or three years to go by and learn from the veterans. Ain’t about that. Can you play or not?”

Luckily, this is probably a moot point since the Warriors don’t want LaMelo either. Instead, LaVar expressed once again that he wants his progeny to play for the New York Knicks. Why the Knicks, you may ask? The answer: They’re an incompetent clown show with no players good enough to take the spotlight from LaMelo and have a barren enough roster that the Balls can fully take over the franchise. 


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“[The Knicks] don’t have anything,” LaVar continued. “The last time they won a championship back in the ’70s. The bright lights. You need a whole new turnaround over there. The person I want to see him play with, they got to know this, if you’re getting Melo, you’re getting Gelo [LiAngelo Ball] … And after that, you have a chance to get Zo [Lonzo Ball]. You don’t need one person to change no franchise. You need the whole culture change and that takes all three of my boys … That would be the biggest show in the NBA ever.”

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