LaVar Ball has 11 days left to make his case for his son, Lonzo, to be the Lakers’ selection with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft. And he’s certainly going to try. In an appearance on CSN’s Celtics Talk podcast, LaVar spoke about why he felt Lonzo was a better fit for the Lakers than Celtics. He pointed at the Lakers’ lack of leadership when it comes to their roster. LaVar said: “Team-wise, I think that the Lakers are a better fit. They really don’t have a leader. Boston already went to the playoffs. They pretty much already have a leader. It’s just being realistic.” Given that the question was about the players, LaVar wasn’t taking a shot at the Lakers’ actual leadership of Magic Johnson and head coach Luke Walton. These remarks were similar to what Lonzo said about the Lakers’ need for a leader after his Wednesday workout. Ball added that he felt Markelle Fultz’s scoring ability was a better fit with Boston’s needs than Lonzo’s pass-first style. Though — by admission — he’ll say whatever it takes to get Lonzo on the Lakers.
LaVar Ball on why Lonzo should go to the Lakers: 'They really don’t have a leader'
USA Today | Jun 12