LaVar Ball has three kids who are currently playing basketball. His son, Lonzo, is a star at UCLA.
His dad thinks that Lonzo is a better shooter than Steph Curry.
Nothing like putting pressure on the kid.
LaVar also told the world that Lonzo will only play for the Lakers.
But it gets better...
...his two younger children are already high school stars. One of the kids scored 92 points in a game this year and that sounds impressive until you see video of how he did it.
He never went past half-court.
He scored all the points on layups, as his team helped him pad his stats.
Dear Old Dad recently told the world that he would've crushed Michael Jordan in a one-on-one. That was in the same interview where he said that he wants a one Billion dollar shoe deal for his kids.
He said that he'd take $100 million over ten years if that's how they wanted to pay him.
My boys have showed me the footage of the Ball children playing the game.
They think the father is funny.
I watched the video as a Dad.
I wasn't enamored with Dear Old Dad.
He told the world that he was using his children for a pay day and that he forced them into playing non-stop so they'd be the greatest players ever.
I think of Todd Marinovich and Johnny Manziel...
...kids who were forced into it...
...played great in college...
And flamed out in emotional messes.
Maybe the Ball kids will make it, and maybe LaVar will get his billion dollars.
I'd rather have kids who grow up to be well-adjusted.
LaVar is putting a target on his own kid's backs.
Good luck to all of them.
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