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?