Lonzo Ball Will Workout For Los Angeles Lakers On June 7

It's not luck: Celtics earn top pick in National Basketball Association draft

LaVar Ball has repeatedly expressed his desire for Lonzo to play for the Lakers, saying it even when the Lakers had less than ideal odds in the NBA Draft Lottery.

Silver made the salient point that once prodigious UCLA guard Lonzo Ball is drafted, his father will fade into the background somewhat, as most National Basketball Association parents tend to do.

Now, many on social media are labeling LaVar Bell as a "bad father" because his outlandish request cost his son a $10 million shoe deal.

"It's unusual to me that LaVar didn't at least fold some of his cards and go back to the shoe companies in earnest", he said.

Lonzo Ball's workout with the Lakers was originally scheduled for June 9, but a conflict schedule forced the franchise to reschedule it to June 7 instead, a source said. That followed comments by Cavaliers forward Channing Frye, who said Ball would be "disgustingly easy to hate on". He's an absolutely great kid, great teammate and truly cares about what his teammates are doing more so than himself. "There's so much money for him to be made and at that Los Angeles market, just in terms of his marketing endorsements, I still think they're a pretty overwhelming favorite to re-sign him". As reported by ESPN, Ball is set to meet with the franchise's coaching staff and front-office personnel. I never got a phone call, was never at practice, was never a distraction to our team at all. All that really matters is how Lonzo performs on the court once he is drafted.

LaVar Ball did, in fact, have discussions with major shoe companies before opting to go out on his own with Big Baller Brand. Last week, Alford told reporters that Ball had "zero" presence with the Bruins.

Silver noted that he has only once had to talk to a player's father "in a very polite way" since taking on a job in the National Basketball Association.

The Los Angeles Lakers are going to be busy over the next couple of weeks.

NBA teams have downplayed the impact of Lonzo Ball's father in the NBA Draft process, sticking to the "if he's good enough, it won't matter" cliche, despite LaVar Ball's media circus.

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