A proud father that gets hated on by TV personalities, members of the media, and fans is completely unnecessary, yet it's been happening for months. LaVar Ball, father of UCLA star point guard Lonzo Ball, has made some controversial statements about his son's talent in a positive way over the past few months. He's made comments along the lines of, my son is better than Steph Curry, my son will only play for the Lakers, and my son doesn't lose to the same team twice, so people began to get upset that his father was making these outlandish comments for him. Why people got so butt hurt over it, I couldn't tell you, but for whatever reason people started giving LaVar Ball heat for it, and it's total bullshit.
Since when is it a bad thing to think highly of your son? I'm pretty sure every father tells their kid growing up their the best trying to build up their confidence, so why is it different for LaVar Ball. Does he take it too far sometimes, maybe, why do you care so much though, he's an American just like you, so he can voice any opinion he pleases. Also, if you think it's added pressure on his son that's comical, his son is the best player on one of the top 5 best teams in college basketball and is going to be a top 5 pick in the draft, his father comment's aren't going to break his spirit. His father makes these comments to drive his son to greatness, he's trying to build this kid to believe he can be the greatest ever, and that sounds like a damn good support system to me.
As for LaVar Ball catching all this heat. Anyone hating on him is playing right into his hand. LaVar Ball is beginning to become a much bigger public figure than any athlete's parent has ever reached. Ball is getting interviewed, he's going on talk shows, and most importantly he's building his sons brand. Triple B's, the brand that LaVar has created with his 3 sons that will all play at UCLA and then the NBA, is the first brand any college athlete's have had coming straight into the league. Lonzo will be coming into the league with his own brand and that is truly revolutionary. LaVar is helping build his sons brand, getting everyone talking about the Ball family because before you know this family could be a real powerhouse in the NBA circle. All I'm saying is watch who you're calling an idiot, Mr.Ball might actually know exactly what he's doing.