Lavar Ball is at it again, being the most-talked-about person in basketball for what seems to be the hundredth time, and I am very here for it. I have been a huge Lavar and Big Baller Brand guy since the jump, but I had no idea he would blow up to be this big. Everything this guy does makes national headlines and that is exactly what he did today within hours of each other.
Around noon today, Magic Johnson basically came out and said that Lavar Ball owns property in his brain. He is in Magic and the Laker’s organization’s heads so much to the point they had to enforce a rule banning reporters to talk to him after the games. “The Lavar Ball Rule” states that media members are not allowed to talk with any players’ guests, whether it be family or friends, after the games. After games, normally players’ guests stick around in the arena and wait for their player to come out of the locker room. In the past, media members were allowed to interview these guests and would sometimes quote them in their work. However, the Lakers could not handle the hot takes and golden quotes that came from their “superstar” guard’s father. One man is changing policies in Los Angeles and it is hilarious.
This policy “already existed” apparently and was being broken on a nightly basis. The Lakers want to keep the media out of the family section for “safety concerns,” but come on people, how dangerous is it to ask an unfiltered dad a few questions? The Lakers could not handle a dad criticizing the underperforming team and mediocre coach at best, so they cut the head off of the snake. This won’t stop Lavar at all though. This guy thrives when faced with adversity, so it is only a matter of time until he finds a new media outlet to speak his opinions. So good job, Magic, you only added another off the court issue for your terrible, terrible team.
Lavar wasn’t done dropping media bombs that day, though, he was only getting started. A little over a month ago, Ball pulled his youngest son, LaMelo, out of Chino Hills high school, and today he pulled middle son, LiAngelo, out of UCLA. LiAngelo has not played a single second of college basketball after getting suspended indefinitely for his little incident in China.
Ball saw enough of his kid riding the bench, so decided to take matters into his own hands and pull him from the situation. What I expect is that he and LaMelo are going to play together overseas and try to enter the draft that way. Although it is unorthodox, I believe that it is the best option that the two have. Lavar had a lot to say about this situation.
“We are exploring other options with Gelo…He’s out of there.”
“I’m not sitting back and waiting… He wasn’t punished this bad in China.”
“We get back over here and the consequences were even stiffer than China. So basically they’re in jail here.”
“I’m going to make him way better for the draft than UCLA ever could have,”
“He’s not transferring to another school. The plan is now to get Gelo ready for the NBA draft.”
Lavar is slowly but surely building his empire. The fate of the future of Big Baller Brand is in two teenagers’ hands. Who knows, if they succeed by not going to college and playing overseas to get drafted, maybe BBB can become a talent agency. I think I speak for everyone when I say, “What is Lavar Ball going to do next?!?!”