Lonzo Ball’s dad clarifies ‘Lakers only’ talk
“All I said was that my boy is going to play for the Lakers, and I’m going to speak it into existence,” LaVar Ball told ESPN on Saturday night. “I want him to be a Laker, but I wasn’t saying he’s only going to play for the Lakers.”
Earlier Saturday, Ball told KCUB Sports Radio 1290 in Tucson that he wants Lonzo to play for Jeanie Buss’ franchise so much that he would discourage other teams from picking his son in this summer’s NBA draft.
“I want him to be a Laker,” Ball told KCUB. “He’s gonna be the first one that’s homegrown, and trust me, he’ll do the same thing he’s doing at UCLA.”
In response to a question about the Lakers’ hypothetically securing the third pick in the draft, the elder…