Even before Lonzo Ball was selected as the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, his outspoken father, LaVar Ball, has already made his own name in the league. The older Ball became popular with his antics and served as one of the major distractions for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2017-18 NBA season.
However, LaVar Ball has somewhat turned quiet when the Lakers signed the best basketball player on the planet, LeBron James, in the recent free agency. In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Ball admitted that he and James tried to stay away from each other's way. Ball said that he has no relationship with James and denied any bad blood existing between the two of them.
"I really don't have a relationship with LeBron," Ball said.
"I like it. He ain't done nothing bad to me, I ain't done nothing bad to him. So, as long as we good, we'll be all right."
"If he keep playing Lonzo a lot -- over 35 minutes -- he'll stick around," Ball said. "Less, he won't."