The world’s most prominent helicopter parent is once again hovering in a big way. LaVar Ball has been quiet for a while, but the recent trade talks involving his son, Lonzo Ball, have brought him out of the woodwork.

Ball had already made it clear where he wants his son to play, if he’s traded. Then, on Thursday morning, Ball made an appearance on FS1’s “UNDISPUTED” and pretty much set fire to the Los Angeles Lakers.



Ball said if the Lakers trade Lonzo, “they’ll never get a championship.”

He added that “LeBron James without Lonzo is not going to win a championship in L.A. I guarantee that.”

Somehow, I’m betting James isn’t amused by all this. And I’m betting the Lakers aren’t either. There was some level of peace regarding their relationship with the elder Ball, but that has to be out the window at this point.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.