It's easy to assume that LaVar Ball was involved in some way or form at UCLA while his son was with the program. After seeing how involved he has been after Lonzo left for the NBA how could one not assume that? But according to UCLA coach Steve Alford in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, LaVar was incredibly hands-off when Lonzo was playing for the Bruins. Steve Alford didn’t hesitate when asked about Lonzo Ball’s enthusiastic and controversial father, LaVar. Was LaVar Ball around the team much? “Zero,” Alford said. Was he ever at practice? “Never at practice,” Alford said. “Never at practice; never called me.” Did he ever try to meddle in your coaching? “Never,” Alford said.