You may know LaVar Ball: his oldest son, Lonzo, is a freshman sensation at UCLA. His two younger sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo, play for Chino Hills High — LaMelo, a sophomore, recently scored 92 points in a single game.
His kids are all bold shooters and quite talented, and after you watch the video below, you can see where they got their aggressiveness. (Although it should be noted that all three seem pretty humble and grounded in the few interviews I’ve seen).
TMZ recently asked dad to compare his oldest to current and former NBA players, among them Stephen Curry. Fireworks ensued.
That’s Richard Williams x10 … but LaVar isn’t really doing his progeny any favors. Hyping his kids won’t help them — the proof will be on the court. The two youngest have already committed to UCLA. And fortunately they’ll have a coach, Steve Alford, who comes from a tradition where hype and chest-pounding are pretty much forbidden. As a player at Indiana Alford once got a royal chewing out by Bobby Knight simply for waving a towel on the bench.
Instead of going over all the reasons that it’s impossible to predict what a college player will do in the NBA (assuming he gets there at all), we’ll just end with one of my favorite quotes:
“A good way to hear God laugh is to announce your future plans.” — Al Swearengen, “Deadwood”.