LaVar Ball says Pelicans will beat Lakers in first round of playoffs
LaVar Ball was once again given a forum to make his outlandish statements and predictions on Tuesday, and the Big Baller Brand founder did not disappoint.
Ball discussed all three of his sons during an appearance on FS1’s “UNDISPUTED,” and he was asked about the potential of his oldest son Lonzo facing Lonzo’s former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, in the playoffs. The New Orleans Pelicans entered Tuesday 3.5 games back of the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference, but LaVar said he has no doubt the Pelicans are going to reach the postseason. And when they do, LaVar says they will pull off a massive upset over the Lakers because Lonzo will be in “revenge mode.”
.@Lavarbigballer on possible Lakers vs Pelicans playoff matchup:
"The Lakers will lose…Let me tell you why, you've got my son in a different mode. You've never seen my son in playoff mode and ain't never seen him in revenge mode." pic.twitter.com/xf2ou27bNY
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) March 3, 2020
If you can believe it, that may not have been the most outlandish claim LaVar made. He also guaranteed that his middle son LiAngelo, who went undrafted two years ago and last played for the Los Angeles Ballers of the BBB’s Junior Basketball Association, will be on an NBA roster within three years and lead the league in scoring.
"Zion can lead this league in scoring regularly till my other son gets there. When Gelo gets in the NBA, within 3 years, I guarantee you he's a scoring champ. Guarantee you."
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) March 3, 2020
There’s no way of knowing if LaVar actually believes these things, but making absurd predictions about his sons has helped his family become successful. As long as he keeps landing interviews, he’s going to stick with what works.
While it’s highly unlikely that the Pelicans would knock the Lakers out of the playoffs, NBA fans would love to see LeBron James battle it out with Zion Williamson in a seven-game series. We recently got a teaser of what that might look like, and there’s no question it’d be great for the game. In the event that New Orleans did pull an upset, you can almost guarantee Williamson would play a bigger role in it than “revenge mode” Lonzo Ball.