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LaVar Ball Responds To Lonzo Being Included In Anthony Davis Trade

LaVar Ball signing autographs for fans.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07: LaVar Ball, father of Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers, jokes with fans at halftime of a 2017 Summer League game between the Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Clippers won 96-93 in overtime. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Well, I said it wouldn't take long for LaVar Ball to respond to his oldest son being included in the Anthony Davis trade. That proved to be correct.

After his grand plan for Lonzo Ball to be the next Los Angeles Lakers star looked like it might pan out when the team took him with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, he is being traded after just two seasons.

Ball is one of three players included in the deal with Davis. He, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart head to the Bayou along with three first round picks, including the No. 4 pick of next week's 2019 NBA Draft.

He is the only one who hasn't reacted via social media, but as luck would have it, he and LaVar were both in public when the news came down.

The two were at the Drew League, watching LaMelo Ball play. The news was reportedly announced in the arena, leading to a pretty awkward moment for all of the Balls. Shortly thereafter, LaVar was spotted by those in the arena taking a phone call, which many assume was him getting more trade details.

After reports of Lonzo Ball being included in the Anthony Davis trade came down, LaVar Ball did take some time to speak to media on hand.

His initial reactions were quite short, as it didn't seem like he wanted to discuss the move much. That, of course, would be a huge surprise to all involved.

From there, he opened up a bit more, and played many of the standard LaVar Ball hits we all know so well.

The "all three of my sons will be in the NBA" despite LiAngelo's failure to make that happen to this point:

Some shots at Anthony Davis, and questions about his ability to play in a high-pressure market like Los Angeles:

Not only will the three Ball Brothers play in the NBA, but he believes they will play together (and that LaMelo Ball will be the No. 1 pick when he enters the league.)

A "have a good day" for Lakers owner Jeanie Buss. Spoiler: it doesn't seem like he actually wants her to have a good day.

And finally, a guarantee that the Lakers will "never" win another championship, painting Lonzo as a Babe Ruth-like figure after this trade.

So...pretty much exactly what we all expected from LaVar when this went down.