Recently in the past months a man by the name of LaVar Ball has been hyping up his three sons, Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo. LaVar claims not only Lonzo can defeat Jordan one on one but Lavar himself can. Many coaches and players have stated their opinion on LaVar and his unique style of talking about his sons. Go ahead and call the Ball father another stage dad in a Kardashian world. Go ahead and mock the man’s prediction that Lonzo’s funky release is going to be huge in the NBA. But don’t say his approach is failing. The Balls are already half as famous in basketball as the Mannings are in football. Lonzo also has been throwing more than his share of perfect passes downfield. Here is a question for you. If LaVar Ball is such a bad influence on his oldest child, why is his oldest child thriving at a time when many college athletes and coaches are stressing about who they are playing and how are they going to defend some of the toughest players in the country. Lonzo said in an interview that his father has always been this way. Always talking up his sons and outsizing things along with an outrageous personality; the only difference is the presence of social media.
Recently LaVar Ball commented about LeBron’s kids and that they will always have the pressure up living up to their dad’s legacy that he continues to create. Rather than Lonzo being able to create his own legacy. Lonzo did not grow up with arguably the most famous athlete in the world as a father. LaVar said Lonzo doesn’t play as if he’s stressed out by his father’s statements for a simple reason. He’s not stressed out by his father’s statements. LaVar wants his kids to be the best basketball players to ever play the game. He has been telling them this since they were little boys.
LaVar Ball has created a business, Big Baller Brand, which sells hats and shirts that really endorse the boys so they can have their own logo. He created this company to endorse and build an empire for his family. When asked about his business he said, “Why is it OK for someone else to make all this money off my kids?” LaVar Ball said. “How do I exploit something that is mine? I created these boys. This is my family business. … We are going to build this empire for the family.”
Lavar Ball has created the ultimate standard for his kids. Being better than Michael Jordan and LeBron is something that a lot of people cannot wrap their heads around. Although there will be someone who will come along and blow us all away, will that be Lonzo Ball, or one of his younger brothers. Is LaVar being a good father telling his kids over and over that they will be better than the greatest to ever play, and going on show after show and preaching that he can beat the greatest to ever play the game in one on one.