Whether you like LaVar Ball or hate him (and he knows that there are tons of people who do the latter), you have to give the man his props for raising three NBA players. And if you don’t, he’ll gladly do it for you.
The Ball family patriarch was in attendance for today’s Summer League game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Charlotte Hornets to watch his two youngest sons, LaMelo and LiAngelo play. And as usual, LaVar made sure to rub his sons’ success in everyone’s face via his choice of headwear.
Cameras that panned to LaVar sitting in the stands caught the man wearing a hat that said “I Told You So!” in big, bold letters. Given that LaMelo is coming off Rookie of the Year honors while Lonzo is on the verge of a massive free agent contract, he’s earned the right to brag.
But unlike many previous times he’s bragged about his progeny, this time people are giving him his due. The image of the hat has quickly gone viral, garnering thousands of likes, retweets and comments in less than an hour.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 8, 2021
Even when Lonzo Ball was still at UCLA, LaVar Ball was hyping him up as the next big thing in the NBA. After going No. 2 overall to the Los Angeles Lakers and enjoying a solid rookie season, Lonzo seemed poised to prove his father right.
While LiAngelo Ball is still trying to make an NBA career, it was LaMelo Ball who really helped LaVar put his money where his mouth is.
LaMelo Ball had a sensational rookie season after going No. 3 overall to the Hornets. Just about everyone these days projects the young man for NBA superstardom.
LaVar Ball may be insufferable at times. But this summer he earned the right to gloat.