Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball had an excellent, well-rounded rookie season. Though, his debut season in the Association was marred by MCL and shoulder problems that forced him to sit out 30 games.
Unsurprisingly, Lonzo's father, LaVar Ball, expressed his displeasure with the organization's handling of his eldest son's injury troubles. Much of his blame, however, seemed to be directed at Lakers head trainer Gunnar Peterson in particular.
"My expectation for Lonzo is for him to be twice as good as he was this year, and to be more healthy," LaVar said, according to Bryan Kalbrosky of Hoopshype. "He understands, he went through it. If you're going to be doing those (workouts with) rubberbands like that dude Gunnar has him doing, that (is) bulls--- training. That's what I call it. S---, he wasn't like that when I brought him over there. When he first came (to the Lakers), he never got hurt. He was never hurt."