Why is the media trying hard to get the Lakers to get rid of Lonzo Ball? I have never seen any player get attacked this much, frankly it's disgusting. Here are a couple of articles in recent days. Is the hate for Lavar ball that bad?
With each leak, the foundation of Lonzo Ball and the Lakers’ relationship seems to weaken.
It is no secret that Ball and his ever-volatile father, LaVar, were determined to have him get drafted by the Lakers and build their legacy there. Ball had a respectable rookie season for the Lakers when healthy, but with LeBron James in Los Angeles and in need of another star, Ball’s future there is as precarious as ever.
The Lakers have been in talks with the Spurs for the disgruntled Kawhi Leonard, but the Spurs seem more enamored with Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart and future draft picks than they do Ball. Any chance of Ball being included in that trade, however, seemed to end when it was reported last week that the former UCLA star was recovering from a torn meniscus.
and this article
The arrival of LeBron James with the Los Angeles Lakers means the exit of LaVar Ball, count on it. Big Daddy's time as a Kardashian is up. For months he's been fighting the inevitable tow toward obscurity, but now the shadow of the greatest player of a generation has moved over him like one of those Star Destroyers blotting out the light, and the future will be nothing from here but poorly-lit gyms and homemade podcasts.
James isn't going to put up with that mess. You think the 33-year-old who remains in ring-seeking "championship mode" signed with the Lakers so he can warm up to the courtside music of LaVar Ball's toxic armchair braying? You notice I have yet to mention the name of Lonzo Ball. That's because he's not the real player on that team; his pappy is. But now that the kid has come up, you think LeBron is going to spend a lot of time on the floor with a guard whose shot looks like a bent wire hangar, who misses more than half his free throws, and whom everyone in the league knows you can sit on? LeBron James is not going to carry that kid. He's done hauling the heavy sled of rosters with liabilities and chemistry problems, that's clear.
Edited by BORNINLA, July 04, 2018 - 08:59 AM.