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And I’m certain De’Aaron Fox isn’t going to be the last guard to put a little extra effort into washing Lonzo on the court just because of his dad’s bombast. Plus early heads up about new tees, new contributors, and our events.
This context both constructs and complicates my feelings about La Var Ball. La Var Ball’s sons are each better basketball players than I was, and his athletic goals for them are understandably and greater.Like my dad and the countless other Black basketball dads out there, he wants whats best for his sons. My dad’s goal was for me to receive a college basketball scholarship. Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t admit to the strain of schadenfreude I experience when a Black person challenges and perhaps even upsets the status quo the way La Var Ball currently is attempting to.I’m compelled to root for him even if I don’t agree with his methods (I don’t) or even like him very much (I also don’t).Wayne said: 'Being a single parent sharing custody of my son, plus holding down two jobs and having other interests like making my own furniture, means I don't have a great deal of spare time so my son is always with me.He fits downtime with Rowan - with the pair playfully practising handstands, pull ups, headstands and press ups and Wayne throwing his son in the air - around a gruelling four to five hours a day of training He fits downtime with Rowan - with the pair playfully practising handstands, pull ups, headstands and press ups and Wayne throwing his son in the air - around a gruelling four to five hours a day of training.Even today, his Facebook page is home to dozens of snapshots of those moments.
Usually me receiving some award from some camp or league or game, and him behind the lens, making sure my trophy was facing the camera. It is difficult not to see some of my dad in La Var Ball, the polarizing father of basketball phenoms Lonzo Ball (a projected top-three NBA draft pick), Li Angelo Ball (a high school senior committed to play at UCLA), and La Melo Ball (a 10th grader who might already be the most popular athlete in high school sports).
Willing to challenge each and every entity, real or imagined, standing between them and their ultimate goal. I know that if you sat Lonzo, Li Angelo, and La Melo down, they’d each have stories about their dad that would mirror mine.
And if you glanced through their social media accounts and family photo albums, they’d each have just as many pictures and videos either taken by their dad or with them posing next to him.
But his Big Baller Brand is Geo Cities-level terrible; the only thing worse than the name is the logo, which looks like an actual belt buckle sold at Buckle.
Also, while Lonzo is a phenom, he’s not the type of transcendent, Lebron-ish talent who could carry a brand by himself. Combined, this collection of conflicting feelings has left me not knowing how to feel about him.
It took roughly a month at Sterrett Classical Academy for me to be known as the best basketball player there; an admittedly considerable feat for a 10-year-old sixth grader in a school with 14-year-old eighth graders.