Yet Lonzo is the eldest of three, meaning the family hype train continued on.
The youngest, LaMelo Ball, was a top prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft.
The Minnesota Timberwolves held the top pick, with the Golden State Warriors ready at No. 2 overall.
Anthony Edwards was widely seen as a sure thing as was selected at No. 1 overall by Minnesota.
So why did the Warriors pass on LaMelo in favor of center James Wiseman?
The patriarch of the family explained why Steve Kerr would never coach one of his sons.
.@Lavarbigballer knew LaMelo Ball wasn’t going to the Warriors. 👀
— theScore (@theScore) November 3, 2021
The story is a bit ridiculous and involves a bit of history between the two.
The Warriors head coach called Ball the “Kardashian of the NBA” a few years back.
Ball responded by calling Kerr the “Milli Vanilli of coaching.”
The rivalry was on and the Warriors decided to not welcome LaMelo into their organization.
LaVar Ball Is Not Going Away
LaMelo is only 20 years old and just beginning his NBA career.
That means his dad is not going away any time soon.
LaVar takes so much criticism nationally for the way he goes about himself.
But it is clear that he put his sons in the spotlight and the result was all three, including LiAngelo Ball, getting shots in the NBA.
Lonzo was the one who was already on a pedestal at UCLA.
But LaMelo played internationally for several years and never saw his stock drop among the NBA world.
Lmao I love the fact that Lavar Ball was 1000% correct and did nothing wrong. https://t.co/8dQAb2oW2N
— Ja Morant Best Player Alive (@21_ShumpStreet) October 26, 2021
He had his dad being loud and still went No. 3 overall.
If anything, LaVar Ball is the most successful hype man ever.
There is no need for a rivalry between Ball and Kerr.
But this is a somewhat hilarious storyline and if LaMelo emerges into a superstar, the Warriors may regret avoiding him because of his dad.NEXT: Bulls Hot Start Should Come As No Surprise