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LaVar Ball predicts Lakers will win championship with LeBron

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LeBron James is probably about a month or so away from deciding where he will play basketball next season, but LaVar Ball insists he has known all along.

Since the Lakers drafted his son Lonzo, LaVar has been adamant that LeBron is going to sign with L.A. in the summer of 2018. When asked by FS1’s Colin Cowherd on Tuesday if his prediction has changed, Ball said it is a guarantee and not a prediction.

“I don’t believe LeBron’s gonna be a Laker, I know he’s gonna be a Laker,” Ball said. “I told you to call him LA-Bron. In order for him to be the best player now, his narrative has to be, ‘Everywhere he went, he won a championship.’ Because he can’t win five or six.”

Ball said previously that he feels LeBron’s legacy would be better than Michael Jordan’s if James wins a championship with the Lakers. He thinks capturing that title is a virtual certainty if L.A. signs LeBron and then either drafts or signs his other son, LiAngelo.

“You don’t give my son the best players in the world and don’t think he gonna win. Lonzo, Gelo, and LeBron, you win a championship,” Ball told Cowherd. It’s not gonna stunt his growth. (LeBron) hasn’t played with anybody like Lonzo, which is get the ball out quick. He’ll run the lane and just catch the ball. The stuff he was doing with Dwyane Wade, when they were throwing those long passes and putting them on highlights, Lonzo does that so much. He’s not gonna do all that dribbling. LeBron’s IQ and the way Gelo and Lonzo play together, they’re gonna get rid of the ball and never have no bad shots.”

Of course, Ball went on to make plenty more bold proclamations. When asked if he believes a star player like Paul George could come to L.A. with LeBron, Ball once again brought up LiAngelo and expressed concern over George not being the same player he was before his gruesome leg injury.

LeBron set the internet on fire with a secret conversation he had with Lonzo during the season, and no one would be stunned if the two are teammates next season. And although he’d undoubtedly take credit for it, that would have nothing to do with LaVar.


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