Lamelo Ball Doesn’t Want To Be Associated With His Dad’s Draft Take

It seems like we haven’t heard much from LaVar Ball since his outlandish behavior when Lonzo was going through the draft process. Well, now it’s Lamelo’s turn, and Lavar Ball is BACK.

LaVar had some comments about Lamelo not being a great fit with the Warriors, but Lamelo shared a different view than his eccentric father.


“My old man, he’s his own man.” Lamelo said to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “He has his opinions, I have mine. Like I said, I feel like I can play on any team. Anywhere’s a great fit.”


Lamelo’s comments were in response to LaVar’s take on his son as a Warrior that he made during an appearance on the Say Less With Kaz podcast when he said this.

“That’s the part I don’t like about Golden State. 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.

“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?

“And when you special, how do you coach somebody special? You just enjoy it, and they special because of the things they do. Enjoy it. Let him do what he does.”

If you remember, LaVar said similar thing about not wanting Lonzo to go to the Lakers, and he ended up being drafted by Los Angeles with the #2 pick. Maybe this situation will prove to be deja vu.

Once again, LaVar Ball has something to say about everything. I kind of think it would be awesome to see Lamelo in Steve Kerr’s offense with a healthy Steph and Klay. I guess daddy disagrees though. It’ll be interesting to see how the top prospects in the draft with no clear #1 pick this year. One thing is for sure, Lamelo Ball isn’t going to let LaVar dictate the terms.

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