Magic Johnson Says LaVar Ball Won’t Affect The Lakers Decision On Drafting Lonzo Ball
LaVar Ball and his bombastic personality may have scared away several shoe companies in the past few weeks but it appears that the LA Lakers are still very interested in Lonzo Ball despite his father’s involvement in his son’s career.
Yesterday, Lakers President Magic Johnson spoke with ESPN about LaVar Ball and this is what he had to say.
“We evaluate the player first and foremost. Every player comes from a different family situation. It seems like LaVar has been extremely involved in Lonzo’s career and obviously he’s a polarizing guy. But on the court, in terms of development, it seems like it’s helped Lonzo. As we try to weigh in all the factors, certainly having a parent who’s very involved and cares a lot, we don’t view that as a bad thing. It’s a little bit different than certain situations but it’s certainly that we would not disqualify Lonzo for, or really factor heavily in our decision.”
A few weeks ago it was reported that the Lakers were willing to take Lonzo as their top pick and it sure does look like that may happen if the ping pongs go their way.