LaVar Ball isn’t going away anytime soon.
While Lonzo will be a top-5 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, he has two more brothers close in age who also play basketball. LiAngelo is a three-star prospect who will play at UCLA in the upcoming season. LaMelo is a five-star point guard in the Class of 2019.
In a recent interview with Zach Baron of GQ, LaVar said LiAngelo is the least likely to make the NBA.
“I told my boys that one of them wasn’t going to make it. Because if you’ve got three, only one, maybe two make it to the NBA,” Lavar said.
LaVar said that right in front of all three of his sons, but he did say LiAngelo would be “taken care of” financially either way.
Despite Lonzo being projected as a top pick and likely to land with the Los Angeles Lakers, LaVar believes LaMelo has the most star-power of his three sons.
It doesn’t sound as if LaVar expects LiAngelo to be a one-and-done player at UCLA like his brother. But if he spends several seasons in college, he could develop into an NBA player down the road.
If LiAngelo is in college for at least three years, he will likely play with his brother LaMelo at UCLA. Two Ball brothers on the same collegiate team? Poor Steve Alford.