One NBA GM says LaVar Ball won’t have an impact on him drafting Lonzo Ball.
Lonzo Ball was projected as a top-three pick in the 2017 NBA Draft once the college basketball season concluded. However, after his father’s outlandish statements, bad publicity surrounded the Ball family.
LaVar Ball is known for making headlines, most of the time for all of the wrong reasons. Regardless if you like him or not, he’s not going away any time soon. Many have wondered if his brash personality will have an impact on his son’s draft status, but we not longer have to worry about that — at least for one NBA team.
Magic Johnson spoke with Jeff Goodman, of ESPN, and said LaVar Ball won’t deter him from drafting Lonzo.
Magic Johnson told me that Lavar Ball will not have any impact whatsoever on whether he would select Lonzo. https://t.co/Lka6y0oEmm
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 11, 2017
That’s good news for Lonzo, but he has to hope the Lakers end up with one of the top picks in the draft. The UCLA standout would love to play for his hometown team, and it looks like Magic is willing to sign Lonzo, despite LaVar’s penchant for the spotlight.