When the Lakers landed the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft, it seemed like all but a formality that they would select UCLA's Lonzo Ball.
But with the draft just weeks away, Magic Johnson and the Lakers may be souring on Ball, according to The Huffington Post's Jordan Schultz.
And, you guessed it, it may be LaVar's fault.
LaVar Ball, Lonzo's outspoken father and middling shoe salesman, has been adamant about his son's interest in playing for the Lakers.
"All I said was that my boy is going to play for the Lakers,” LaVar Ball told ESPN's Jeff Goodman in February. “I’m going to speak it into existence. I want him to be a Laker, but I wasn’t saying he’s only going to play for the Lakers.”
After passing on a workout with the Celtics, who own the top pick in the draft, Lonzo Ball will have a workout with the Lakers on June 7, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
Off-the-court distractions aside, the Lakers are not sold on Lonzo's game on the court, according to Schultz.
Per source, re Lonzo Ball: "It's not even close right now. Ball won't be a Laker unless they really start 2 buy into him as a star." #lakers— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) June 3, 2017
If the Lakers pass on Ball, the Sixers would be on the clock at No. 3 with a big decision to make.