What The F*ck Is LaVar Ball Doing?

So, it’s no secret that I’m not a fan of LaVar Ball. Yes, I hear all of the stories about the positivity of seeing such a visible Black father. However; as a Black father myself, I can still acknowledge the fuckery, son. At this point, I don’t see how anyone could even argue that LaVar has his sons’ best interests at heart. Look, the way I see it, he’s turned this entire situation into The LaVar Ball Show. Real talk, I truly believe he’s fucking up his children’s futures, man.

Ok, let’s begin with LiAngelo, fam. By now, we should all know what the deal is here. LiAngelo did some fuck shit in China, robbed a store, got arrested, got released (because of Donald Trump?) and made it back to America. Now, in light of all of the tomfoolery, UCLA decided to suspend LiAngelo, but still keep him on the team. So, how does LaVar react to this? He removes LiAngelo from school because he believes that his son should be playing right away. Shit, is this man serious, bruh?! His fucking son could’ve ended up in a Chinese prison and he’s acting this ungrateful?! Keeping it a buck, LaVar should be thankful that the university even decided to put up with this shit. I mean, LiAngelo did get arrested DURING A SCHOOL TRIP!

Next, let’s talk about LaMelo. Listen, I’ve already talked about how I’m not sold on this kid. His shooting percentage is terrible, his defense is terrible and he showboats too much. On the real, a kid like him needs as much structure as possible. So, what does LaVar do? He takes him out of Chino Hills High School in order to homeschool him for the next two years. *Sigh* Honestly, what the fuck is LaVar doing, son? Does he really care about the development of his son’s skills? He already has enough deficiencies as it is. I really don’t see how this will help him progress as a player.

Finally, let’s talk about Lonzo. Now, in case anyone hasn’t been paying attention, Lonzo has some of the worst shooting percentages in the NBA. As of right now, he’s shooting 31% from the field, 25% from three-point range and 50% from the free throw line. Look, those are horrific numbers for a player who’s supposed to be the Lord and Savior of the Los Angeles Lakers, son. To make matters worse, the Lakers are enforcing a rule that prohibits media from interviewing family and associates of players. Generally speaking, people see this as the “LaVar Ball Rule” because of his penchant for criticizing coaches, officials and owners. Sheesh, way to go, LaVar!

Look, now that I think about it, this is one of LaVar’s main problems. I mean, he really thinks he knows better than EVERYONE. Listen, he pulled LaMelo out of Chino Hills because he thinks he knows better than the coaches. He pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA because he thinks he knows better than the organization. He’s made life difficult for Lonzo because he’s CONSTANTLY shitting on the Lakers staff. Fam, how the HELL is any of this good for his boys? All I know is, LaVar has become a cancer that’s infecting every aspect of the game.

In the end, people may see this post as hate, but I’ve stated nothing but facts here. All I can say is, LaVar Ball is doing a grave injustice to his sons. Ultimately, all he would need to do is fall back a little and let these teams do their jobs, man. Then again, NONE of that is in LaVar’s nature, fam. With that being said, he’s going to kill this ride before it really gets off of the ground, bruh. By and by, IN SPITE of their father, I hope the sons will still find a way to succeed. That is all. LC out.

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I Don’t Know About LaMelo Ball

Look, I already know what some people are going to say, son. Any time someone has a dissenting view from popular opinion, that person is labeled a “hater.” With that being said, call me whatever, but I’m not sold on LaMelo Ball. Yes, the high school sophomore/UCLA-commit can ball (no pun intended), but I think his coaches give him WAY too much freedom, man. At this point, the way I see it, LaMelo is going to have a hard time at the next level if he thinks teams are going to just let him run wild.

Now, before I continue, let me give the kid his props. During a game against Los Osos last night, the Chino Hills star scored 92 points. 92 fucking points, son! Like, that’s absolutely absurd, man! The wildest part is, he’s not even the best Ball on the team. His older brother, UCLA-bound senior LiAngelo Ball, sat out the game with an ankle injury. That gave his little brother the opportunity to make his peers look like a bunch of aimless toddlers. Shit, while we’re on the subject, both LiAngelo and LaMelo are still trailing their oldest brother, Lonzo Ball. As it stands right now, the eldest Ball brother is lighting shit up at UCLA. Good Lord, son, that’s a talented ass family. Word to Lavar and Tina Ball.

Ok, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let me explain my issue with LaMelo’s game. First, let’s start with the aforementioned 92-point game. Even though he shot 37-61 from the field, he was only 7-22 from three-point range. Why the fuck is this kid allowed to take 22 three-pointers and MISS 15 of them? Moving on from that, there are numerous clips floating around of LaMelo hitting half-court shots during games, a la Stephen Curry. Bruh, why the fuck would his coaches allow him to showboat like that during active competition? The kid is only a sophomore in high school, son! Is this type of behavior supposed to represent good sportsmanship? In addition, don’t even get me started on the fact that he was blocked during one of his half-court attempts.

To be clear, my problem here is the fact that his game isn’t developed enough for him to be this flashy. From the footage I’ve seen of him, I hate his shooting form. Yeah, Curry takes a lot of wild shots, but his release is lightning quick and scarily accurate. LaMelo’s wind up is waaaaay too slow for all of the fuck shit, son. At this rate, by the time he gets to UCLA, defenders are going to be punching his shot left and right. I mean, it’s easy to make everything look effortless against high school talent, but try that against a hoard of players who were also the shit in high school. Unless he matures, he’s going to have a very rude awakening in college.

Ultimately, he’s still really young, so everything I just said could end up being bullshit. All I know is, I need the kid to play some defense and shoot a better percentage to justify his swag. LC out.