March 17, 2017

Steve Kerr, Like Many, Think Lavar Ball Should Just Shut Up

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Steve Kerr: Don't think LaVar Ball's remarks are 'helping' his kids.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerrlike many, is not a big fan of LaVar Ball‘s talking. Kerr thinks the father of UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball isn’t doing Lonzo or his two younger brothers any favors with the “outlandish” remarks.

Kerr was on the Waddle & Silvy on ESPN 1000 in Chicago on Thursday, when he spoke about LaVar Ball.

“The fact that everybody keeps talking about him, he seems to be accomplishing whatever he’s trying to accomplish, because the things he says are so outlandish,” Kerr said. “But he keeps getting headlines, and I guess that’s what he wants.

“I don’t think it’s helping his kids,” Kerr continued, referring to Lonzo and his two younger brothers, prep standouts LiAngelo and LaMelo. “I think it’d be better for them if they can just play and have fun and not have to hear that every day, but whatever. It’s all part of him.”

Lavar took shots at Kerr’s player and two-time MVP, Steph Curry, saying Lonzo is better than Curry. Ball has even claimed he would have beaten Michael Jordan one-on-one in his heyday, and that he plans to negotiate a $1 billion shoe deal for his sons. He has also called out Charles Barkley and LeBron James’ sons.

Lonzo Ball basically his dad is being, well, his dad.

“He’s been like that my whole life. It’s nothing new to me,” Lonzo Ball said Thursday. “He’s got a camera in front of his face now, so y’all are seeing it for the first time. … He’s never going to change for the cameras. He’s been the same his whole life.”

Lonzo Ball plays in his first NCAA tournament game against Kent State on Friday.

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