LaVar Ball might be thousands of miles away from Los Angeles, but he’s still firing away at the Lakers.
According to Lithuania reporter Donatas Urbonas, LaVar says Lonzo will go to any team that will take all three of the Ball brothers.
LaVar Ball on his big plan how he's going to bring Lonzo, Melo and Gelo to one NBA team: “Lonzo will be on his 3rd year and I want let every NBA team know, that Lonzo is not going to resign with the Lakers, but will go to any team, that will take all of my three boys.” pic.twitter.com/GErdXjraYU
— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) February 12, 2018
“I want all three boys to play for the Lakers,” LaVar said in a conversation with Lithuanian sports writer Donatas Urbonas. “But if that does not happen, I’m telling you the story what’s gonna happen first. If they don’t take Gelo this year, I bring back Gelo here to play with Melo for two years. Lonzo will be on his third year, and I let every NBA team know that Lonzo is not going to re-sign with the Lakers but will go to any team that will take all of my three boys. That’s my plan.”
He also said that if the Lakers won’t sign LiAngelo this year—a move that is highly unlikely as he is not considered an NBA-caliber prospect at this time—he’ll bring him back to play two more years in Lithuania until LaMelo is NBA eligible.
Most notably, the Lakers can pick up the option on Lonzo’s fourth year before he becomes a restricted free agent, so the master plan would have to wait longer than Lonzo’s third year. In fact, the Lakers have the team-option in 2019-20 for $8.7 million and another in 2020-21 for $11 million, according to ESPN.
Give LaVar credit, he is a dreamer and not afraid to speak them into existences.