Lonzo Ball had a lot of hype surrounding him as a college freshman. It was because of the media’s spotlight he was under and due to LaVar Ball.
Having so much pressure, entering the league as a 19-year-old and getting picked as the 2nd overall pick, any player will crack under that pressure.
Although, after being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans from the Los Angeles Lakers a few years back, Lonzo has finally found his rhythm. The 6-foot-6 combo guard has been drastically improving with each and every experience he gains in the league.
Starting this past month, there have been talks surrounding Ball being traded from New Orleans. Golden State Warriors are one of the top teams which are said to trade for the 23-year-old. Many believe that Zo is one of the popular names mentioned for trade talks ahead of the trade deadline on March 25th.
Father of Klay Thompson, Mychal, is one who speaks whatever his mind out. On ESPNLA’s ‘Mason & Ireland’ show, Thompson expressed his wishes of Lonzo joining the Warriors. He hoped Ball could get traded from the Pelicans and join the likes of two-time MVP Stephen Curry and 5-time All-Star Klay Thompson. Mychal said:
“Lonzo can play. I wish he was on the Warriors passing the ball to Steph [Curry] and Klay [Thompson].”
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) March 18, 2021
‘Lonzo Ball should get traded from the Pelicans’: LaVar Ball is pretty vocal about his son being traded
Even before his sons entered the league, LaVar Ball had an infamous reputation of being a big mouth. He was one of the main reasons why teams didn’t want to be associated with his sons. LaVar too has expressed his feelings about his son playing with the Pelicans.
According to LaVar, Zo doesn’t want to be with New Orleans, and should definitely be traded from the Pelicans, although didn’t directly mention any team. LaVar said:
“No! No, he can’t stay in New Orleans. Come on, man… I don’t know what they’re gonna do. I don’t know what they’re gonna do, I hope he be traded though. Here’s the thing: I don’t like watching him play like that.”
With all the noise surrounding him, Lonzo has not shifted his focus from his game. He continues to make a strong case for the Most Improved Player this season.
We don’t know what’s in it for Lonzo in the future – only time will tell us. But one thing that is sure is, wherever he will be playing, that time will surely have a high-IQ, pass-first point guard on their team.