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#pounditMonday, September 28, 2020

LaVar Ball’s Zion Williamson take might be his worst yet

LaVar Ball

At this point, it’s par for the course when LaVar Ball says something absurd about one of his sons or basketball in general. His latest, though, is particularly noteworthy for its silliness.

Ball recent joined Complex’s “Load Management” podcast, in which he said that his son Lonzo essentially made Zion Williamson the star that he is with the Pelicans.

“Take my boy out the situation and see how much buzz you get,” Ball said, via Jose Martinez of Complex. “He’d probably still be out for the season. … I don’t care how fast you can run and jump, if you ain’t got nobody to get you that ball, guess what you going to be doing? Running and jumping out there for nothing.”

Yeah, no. Williamson was one of the biggest stars in the sport at Duke and one of the most hyped top draft picks in recent memory. Lonzo Ball had nothing to do with any of that.

The reality is that Lonzo and Zion have had a mutually beneficial on-court relationship, and have made each other better. Ball is having his best NBA season in New Orleans. All of this is true, but LaVar doesn’t care to draw attention to that. He’d rather just make stupid comments like this one.

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