"Lonzo got embarrassed on National Television because of what his father did."
It's one thing to underperform on the game's biggest stage, but it's another thing entirely to do so with your father hyping you up the entire time in the background and making the spotlight surrounding you almost unbearably strong.
That is exactly what happened this weekend when Lonzo Ball looked like a shell of himself against Kentucky in UCLA's Sweet 16 loss. LaVar wrote a check his son couldn't cash, and the Bruins find themselves now out of a point guard and the NCAA tournament.
Jason McIntyre explains how Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox took one look at Lonzo, heard LaVar in the background, and decided to go for nearly 40 points as a result. It is on Lonzo for underperforming, but entirely on LaVar for putting the target on his back. Listen below.