LaVar Ball has made it clear that he wants all three of his sons to play for the Lakers, and now he’s saying Lonzo won’t play for the team if his other sons aren’t drafted when they’re eligible.
LaVar told Lithuanian journalist Donatas Urbonas, “I want all three boys to play for the Lakers. But if that does not happen, I’m telling you the story [of] what’s gonna happen first. If they don’t take Gelo this year, I bring back Gelo here [in Lithuania], to play with Melo for two years. Lonzo will be on his third year, and I [will] let every NBA team know that Lonzo is not going to re-sign with the Lakers, but will go to any team that will take all of my three boys. That’s my plan.”
LiAngelo and his brother LaMelo are currently in Lithuania playing for Prienu Vytautas, and LaVar proposed that his sons don’t have to go through the draft to play for the Lakers.
“We don’t have to go [to] any draft,” LaVar said. “Just sign [them] in free agency. You don’t have to give Gelo $15 million. … So now you win championship after championship on [the] fact my boys will never leave. That’s what I mean, championship, championship, championship. But what’s better than three Ball boys together? The Big Three. That’s the original Big Three.”