LaVar Ball slammed the Lakers for trading guard Lonzo Ball to New Orleans Pelicans

LaVar rips Lakers for trading his son Lonzo/ClutchPoints.com.

LaVar Ball slams Lakers after trade.

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers sent shock waves through the basketball world on Saturday after they reached a blockbuster agreement to acquire three-time All-NBA forward Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round draft picks. But there’s one person who’s clearly vexed by the trade. LaVar Ball, the vociferous father of Lonzo, lambasted the Lakers organization for jettisoning his son.

He also rendered a besmirching New Orleans voodoo malediction.

“I guarantee: Like I say again, it will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship,” LaVar told ESPN while watching his son LaMelo play in the Drew League. “Guarantee it. They’re going to regret it. I’m going to have fun with it. Because I told you all, it was crashing down. Now [the Lakers] completely crashed, but at least my son got off the boat before the thing exploded. I gave them a chance. You can rewind it and go back. I said if you get the three Ball brothers, you can survive this. You let him go, oh, it’s going to be a cold day in hell. Trust and believe that.”

Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball were also in attendance at the L.A. hoops event in support of their younger sibling. The former even posed for pictures with fans before politely declining to discuss the trade; which is smart considering he’s still recovering from a nasty ankle injury. LaVar, if you recall, told ESPN in February that he’s against his son being traded to New Orleans.

The ‘Big Baller’ honcho prefers the Phoenix Suns instead.

When asked if Lonzo will have a problem playing for the Pelicans, LaVar replied: “Lonzo don’t care about no trade. He just wants to play. So his main thing is, ‘As long as my foot keeps getting better, I’ll play for anybody.'” Lonzo’s Laker career has come to an abrupt end after two injury-marred seasons.

Magic Johnson, the former Lakers president of basketball operations, made Lonzo the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Then compounded the blunder by getting rid of D’Angelo Russell to make Lonzo the unquestioned leader of the franchise. At the time, Magic told a room full of reporters that Lonzo, then a 19-year-old prospect, would someday have his No. 2 jersey hanging from the rafters with other Laker greats. It was arguably the most moronic augury in franchise history.

Lonzo, a terrible shooter, never lived up to expectations.

His father’s big mouth certainly didn’t help.

“What do I think went wrong? I know what went wrong,” LaVar said when asked to clarify the premature denouement of the Ball era in Los Angeles. “The coaching was the beginning. When I didn’t see [former Lakers coach Luke Walton] believe in Lonzo and start taking him out after five or six minutes and put him back in and not starting the fourth quarter, he ain’t never played like that. … Now you don’t let him win. You get these raggedy-ass trainers who got him training with these rubber bands — guess what, you’re going to get hurt.”

“Magic knows talent,” LaVar continued.

“He knows how good Lonzo is. And when you got these folks in the way messing up your vision, you ain’t got no good precision.”

As mentioned earlier, Lonzo is one of the most inept shooters in the NBA.

But he’s also one hell of a passer.

LaVar believes his son’s pass first approach will make top prospect Zion Williamson a better basketball player. “Lonzo could be with Sara Lee, and she gonna be good,” LaVar boasted. “Lonzo with anybody. Lonzo is going to groom [Zion], letting him know that when you get open, you’re going to get the ball. He’s going to make him so much better than what everybody’s thinking. So everybody doubting [Zion] and saying, ‘You know what? You don’t have these post moves. You’re not polished, just a good runner and athletic,’ Lonzo will fine-tune him.”

LaVar also swore the Lakers are “gonna be known for always getting rid of great players,” before adding, “everybody who gets away from the Lakers do so much better after they get away.” He cited Russell and former Laker Julius Randle as examples. “The proof is in the pudding,” LaVar explained. “I’m not just saying this. … Anybody that leaves, unless you were with Lonzo and then you get stuck in Cleveland like Larry Nance and [Jordan] Clarkson. They’re not doing as good. Zo makes them better than that.”

Do you agree with LaVar?

Did the Lakers make a huge mistake?

Or, is it merely sour grapes?

Share your thoughts below.

36 comments

  1. Heveyweight Heveyweight

    Now lonzo can do his thing an not have everybody blaming LeBron for his success . I think he’s better off with out LeBron honestly . The pelicans won this deal . Because who’s to say with the miles LeBron put on his ankles he isn’t one ressee pieces away from a season ending injury and the Lakers missing the playoffs again an loosing all those draft picks . This is the same shit as when the picked up Howard and Nash . I’m no fan of any team .I like the blazers honestly and grew up loving Shaq and kobey Paul Pierce Kevin Garnett teams I’m just going off intuition . Davis is a great player but LeBron has miles on him and is Starting to take a toll . They need to get him a relief and make the bench strong . Like the Spurs had at one point . Stop trying to put a super 3 together . LeBron is a great player but needs to come off the court more to stay healthy

  2. Didn’t motormouth say his son was going to win a championship for the Lakers, actually guaranteed it, and we see how that went. Now he’s guaranteeing the Lakers will never win another ring, the only thing he’s guaranteed is LeBron winning another one now.

  3. LMAO happy father’s day asshole 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  4. hopefully the last time we had to listen to his nonsense. And good luck to Lonzo now that his father has a smaller stage to ruin his career

  5. First Name Last Name

    You can see he hurting…..
    Lonzo didn’t really live up to the hype around him.
    No more shoe deal I guess.

  6. Lonzo = Jeremy Lin 2.0 . Full of hype but deep down we know they trash.

  7. Smooth Operator

    STFU & pack your bags….
    If the Lakers are so bad, your big mouth should only be moving to thank them for getting your son out of there.

  8. This dude is pure entertainment. Thats it.

  9. Thanks to your son’s trade
    Lakers will be the next champion

  10. At least you could fix your teeth if you are going to talk as much as this guy does. What a loud mouth. His kids must hate him.

  11. New Orleans will be much better for Zo to develop his game!

  12. Johan Rijhkelaar

    Fella thinks his son’s are the worlds greatest 🤦‍♂️ get real

  13. Santiago Trujillo

    EVERY NBA team would GLADLY get rid of Lonzo to get AD

  14. Luke Smittendorf

    I hope he knows that nobody actually believes a word that comes out of his mouth😂🤦🏽‍♂️

  15. Lmao, this guy is the black Donald Trump. Saying a lot of stupid shit that has people rolling their eyes.

  16. Hillbilly Trump

    Just another DAD that thinks his son is the best. The Lakers will probably win it all next year without a BALL , only the basketball.

  17. Salty much, LaVar?

  18. Loves his son, and pushes him man. Hes gonna talk some shit. Hes over confident in his kid thats his thing man.

  19. come on lavar they got AD

  20. d boy get money

    😂We Love Lavar Ball 🏀. He Is A Genius💯, And Great Black man 👨🏾.

  21. Stupid dumb mother fucker is more annoying than anything real shit!

  22. Lavar Ball is the worst parent for a child who loves basketball. End of discussion. He isn’t worth another word.

  23. Stop giving this guy a microphone!

  24. Niggro please.

  25. This guy is tripping lakers traded his sorry ass because he sucks

  26. get this CLOWN off of TV and never put him back on

  27. name someone more delusionnal than lavar ..i doubt we can

  28. Kimberly Brooklyn

    Love him

  29. This guy is obviously trying to make up for his failed life. Living through his kids lives and trying to accept their success as his own. This is the epitome of peaked in highschool Rob Lowe. It’s kind of sad really.

  30. Crazy Kong 2.0

    LaVar ball completely disrespected jrue holiday. Nigga Lonzo really finna be ridin the bench, either that or starting shooting guard or sixth man

  31. Gordon Pinderhues

    Lonzo is garbage, but Lavar is pure trash!!! I consider him to be toxic waste actually…

  32. James Johanson

    LaVar is a Clown ….. best trade EVER ….. GETTING RID OF HIS MOUTH

  33. Until he is fully removed out of his kids business and they can step up as men and make their on decisions and do their own talking… The other 2 kids will never make it in the NBA because no front office executive’s will be willing to dealing his Bullshit and attitude and outspokenness.All 3 kids can play. Lonzo just needs that mental toughness..LeAngelo is an undersized forward that lacks the handles of a 2 guard and is over weight. LaMelo well the jury is still out he’s 6’7 now with a decent handle and decent shot as long as he’s not jacking long distance 3’s but his defense is totally unacceptable

  34. Bad year for lavar. His son gets traded and he gets banned from espn.

  35. Regardless of what people say u got to respect Lavar and his Ethics and mindset and tbh I do believe what he says that the ballBros gonna be on the same team doin special things

  36. LaVar is the reason why the Lakers traded Lonzo. His big fat dumb mouth. Congratulations

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