T-Hanes
Mar 13, 2017

LaVar Ball? What about Archie Manning?

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Edited: Feb 4, 2018

 

 

Over the past few weeks, UCLA's standout guard Lonzo Ball's father LaVar Ball has caught some heat. LaVar has been in the media giving his son high praise to a fault by many viewers. LaVar raised some eyebrows after he stated that his son will be better than Steph Curry. Isn't that what fathers do? Who else should have more confidence in your kid than you? Is this something new to Sports? That answer would be NO. Lets got back to the 2004 NFL Draft. It was reported that Archie Manning was the force behind The San Diego Chargers trading Eli Manning to The New York Giants. Eli's Agent informed The Chargers that if they drafted Eli, he would forego the season. You see, Archie wanted what was best for his son. Archie wanted his son to play in a huge market with the opportunity to not only be in a winning situation, but to expand his brand as well. LaVar Ball love his son with the same passion and enthusiasm. In his eyes, he is assisting his son in building his brand. LaVar stated that the extra attention on Lonzo Ball is not a distraction or PRESSURE. LaVar said that pressure is not knowing when you're going to eat, not playing a sport for entertainment. I guess my point is you can't praise Archie Manning and feel that LaVar Ball is wrong for being his sons biggest supporter like parents before him and ones that will come after the Ball Family.

 

1. What are your thoughts in regard to LaVar Ball's comments about Lonzo?

2. Looking back at Eli's Draft situation, what are your thoughts in regard to Archie Manning?

3. Are parents on this level too involved in your opinion?

4. Do you feel Lonzo Ball will be a GREAT NBA player?

5. Any additional comments you'd like to add?

 

 

Peace

tafulton98
Mar 14, 2017

I feel that he is his son's numver one fan and supporter. As a parent you know what drives your child and the best way to do it. Plus I think he is setting the bar super high but knows that if he actually reaches it, great, and if he may fall short, great.

tafulton98
Mar 14, 2017

But for the record. I think he talks crazy. But I hope he is thinking talking wild = any news he can make with his mouth is news that is meeded.

T-Hanes
Mar 14, 2017

Yep, he is a very supportive father but he is also crazy...lol. I tell you what, if Lonzo or any of his sons become a huge star he is going to be a media nightmare. I can appreciate how he treats his sons though but you have to have some level of class as well.

 

T-Hanes
Mar 14, 2017

That said, Archie Manning basically told an NFL Franchise not to draft his son though...lol

tafulton98
Mar 14, 2017

True and they listened lol

T-Hanes
Mar 15, 2017

LOL - Yep

hill.roger
Mar 27, 2017

Its great to see a father that takes pride in his son's. Its also great to see a black father that is very active in their life. I watched the ESPN on the Ball family and they look to have a solid plan where the kids trust their dad in what direction he is taking. Today Lonzo said, "its no pressure in what my dad is saying, I'm the one on the court." I see his point, but he has to play with the passion because his dad is already behind all of them. The one thing that it will do is that when he plays against other players he will be faced with that player playing at their best, very best! Kentucky that played UCLA was not the Kentucky that played UNC where Fox and Monk had 38 points combined, but Fox had 39 against Ball by himself in their game. You cant tell me that he didn't have a chip on his shoulder to prove that he is a player as well. But anyways, look we all know Mr. Laver is a hype and putting his kids in position because we all know its all about potential today and not actually being pro ready, the kid is good but he will have to grow and understand what it takes, and its not about all that talking his father is doing but its all about his play. He got a lesson the last game against Kentucky (which was a small dose of the NBA) in how the level of play is but the NBA is like play Kentucky every night, and this is what we want to see if he can handle?

T-Hanes
Mar 27, 2017

Yep! I couldn't have said it better! You hit it on the head!

hill.roger
Mar 27, 2017

Its a report that Mrs. Tina Bell had a stroke back in late Feburary? Mr. Laver is not letting the boys see her. They say she is paralized on her whole right or left side and that she cannot speak needimg brain surgery to releave pressure from her brain?

T-Hanes
Mar 28, 2017

Yeah, I heard that..

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