LaVar Ball cheers his sons during a game between Chino Hills and Immanuel High on March 12, 2016. Ball’s three sons all played for Chino Hills last year. Lonzo is now at UCLA while LiAngelo and LaMelo are both committed to be Bruins. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Count Charles Barkley among those who might be getting tired of LaVar Ball’s act.
The elder Ball went on record saying Lonzo was going to be better than Golden State’s Stephen Curry, the two-time reigning NBA MVP. Barkley was not a believer.
“He’s gonna be better than Steph Curry? That’s what he said,” Barkley told the Sporting News. “Steph Curry has won a couple MVPs. He’s pretty good. Man, let me tell you something. That’s that AAU … . You can’t say a guy is going to be better than Steph Curry, a guy who has played 30 college games. I know you can be proud of your son, but at some point, it becomes stupidity.”
Lonzo Ball was selected the Pac-12 Conference’s freshman of the year and first team All-Pac-12 after helping the Bruins tie a team record with 28 regular-season victories, 13 more than last season. He is also one of 15 finalists for the Wooden Award that goes to the nation’s top player and is expected to be one of the top picks in the NBA draft this summer.
Source : LAtimes