What many have wondered about Lonzo Ball was essentially confirmed by Philadelphia 76ers special advisor Jerry Colangelo on Friday, that his outspoken father LaVar will indeed be a consideration for teams as they evaluate the UCLA's future as a draft prospect.
In an interview with CBS Sports radio on WIP in Philly, Colangelo had this to say:
"I think Ball is a terrific prospect and could have an outstanding NBA future," Colangelo said. "I think it's going to be challenging with the people around him without being specific, and yet I don't think teams should bypass the player because they have those concerns. I think at the end of the day what wins in this league is talent and this is a very talented young man."
LaVar Ball has found himself embroiled in all sorts of controversies between saying UCLA fell short in the tournament because of their white players, saying his son is already better than Stephen Curry and with his comments to a female Fox Sports radio host that were deemed sexist by some.
Lonzo Ball, meanwhile, keeps a relatively low profile. And there is no denying his talent, it's just that drafting him could open an NBA team up to a unique dynamic with his father making news so often. What makes Colangelo's comments even more interesting is that he works for the Sixers, his son is their GM and Philly holds the No. 3 pick in the draft. Ball is expected by most to go No. 2 to the Lakers, but if he slips past two this will be something to look back on.
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