Bleacher Report - LaVar Ball set the bar high for his son Lonzo, who has played a starring role for the UCLA Bruins.
In an interview with TMZ Sports, LaVar said Lonzo will be better than Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.
Lonzo is averaging 15.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.6 assists for UCLA. At least in one regard, he compares favorably to the two-time reigning MVP. The freshman guard is shooting 43.2 percent from beyond the arc. According to Sports-Reference.com, Ball is sixth in effective field goal percentage (67.1 percent) and 17th in true shooting percentage (67.6 percent).
So apparently LaVar Ball wants to get in on the action too, huh? With his son Lonzo carving up the NCAA and his son LaMelo putting 92 puts up in a high school game you would think the family has had enough publicity for one month, but apparently not.
Let's tackle this in a logical manner, shall we?
Steph Curry is the greatest shooter of all-time already, and had his form perfectly constructed by his father, Dell, during his time in the NBA. Lonzo looks like his father constructed his shot by putting the hoop directly behind a pole, forcing his son to shoot from the wrong shoulder to hook it in.
Having the confidence in your son is one thing, but putting the added pressure of comparison alongside the back-to-back MVP might not be the smartest thing for a young player.
Either way, have to respect Papa Ball for wanting to get in on the fame. Can't be out-shined by your own kids.