Despite the Los Angeles Lakers' recovery from a slow start -- and their insistence that they have no immediate plans of trading point guard Lonzo Ball or anyone else in their young core of players, the rumors are still swirling. And as far as his father, LaVar Ball, is concerned, the Lakers would truly be ill-advised to trade Lonzo to another team -- despite his well-documented struggles as one of the NBA's youngest starting point guards.
According to USA Today's Lonzo Wire, LaVar Ball appeared earlier this week on ESPN's Jalen and Jacoby to discuss the spate of trade rumors linking his eldest son to other NBA teams. The elder Ball told hosts Jalen Rose and David Jacoby that if Los Angeles decides to trade Lonzo, he would not directly object, but rather warn the team about the big mistake they might be making.
"I react to that the same way I told 'em before: If you want to trade my son, trade him. It'll be the worst move you do in your entire life, so I don't worry about no trade. I figure everybody's going to be where they supposed to be."