LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA's Lonzo Ball, has been in the media spotlight over the past few weeks making tons of bold claims. He said he could have taken down Michael Jordan in a one-on-onegame, he's been in a beef with Charles Barkley and he's been bragging about his kids' talents.
Many have offered their takes on how Ball's words affect his sons, but now we have the voice of an NBA coach. Steve Kerr was on ESPN Radio's "Waddle & Silvy" show Thursday and admitted Ball's comments will likely have an impact on how people view his sons.
"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. But he keeps getting headlines, and I guess that's what he wants.
"I don't think it's helping his kids," Kerr continued. "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."
Lonzo isn't the only potential basketball star in the family.LiAngelo and LaMelo are prep stars gaining attention for their play atChino Hills High School. For what it's worth, the kids have downplayed their father's bold comments.
"He's been like that my whole life. It's nothing new to me," Lonzo Ball said Thursday during UCLA's media session. "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."