Report: LaVar Ball Doesn’t Want Lonzo to Play in New Orleans

LaVar Ball
Dec 2, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) fouls Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) trying to steal the ball during the third quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Lonzo Ball’s name is being included in reported deals to the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis. However, Lonzo’s father LaVar Ball doesn’t want his son to play with the Pelicans, and would prefer Phoenix as Lonzo’s eventual destination.

Honestly, I’m impressed that LaVar thinks he or his son has any sort of call in where Lonzo eventually ends up. However, it’s certainly interesting that he is choosing to speak out about the situation. It implies to me that there’s more than just smoke behind these trade rumors and that a deal might be reached soon between the Lakers and Pelicans, one specifically involving Lonzo.

LaVar Ball mentioned that Phoenix is the best fit for Lonzo but that they want to be in LA. This shows to me that the Ball family has done their homework and tried to find the best available situation for Lonzo if a trade were inevitably made.

This could all be speculation by LaVar, but I’m thinking that his comments are an indication of things to come.

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