Lonzo Ball’s regular season NBA debut did not go as planned, but LaVar Ball’s response to it is exactly what you’d expect.
After Lonzo was held to three points by Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley on 1-of-6 shooting, along with nine rebounds and four assists, LaVar downplayed the lackluster stat line by taking a shot at Beverley and his star power.
The response came after Beverley was overheard delivering some trash talk on his way to the locker room.
“Yeah, you shut the motherf***er down,” Ball said,via ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. “And your check still ain’t going to go no higher than what it is. Yeah, you shut him down. OK … who is Patrick Beverley? He played all last year and nobody said nothing about him. Now we are looking at your first game. Why? Because Lonzo’s name is attached to it.
“One game. OK, you still don’t have your own shoe, you are still not your own boss. I know why you are looking at me. And you want to tell me that I got your son! Well, I got two more you can try to get some of, too. They will be here, don’t worry about it. I don’t worry about one game.”
But just so LaVar knows, Patrick Beverley was a NBA All-Defensive First Team member last season, so it’s really not a bad thing for him to have an impact on your offensive production.
Of course, LaVar strives for perfection and wants the best for his sons, so no one should be surprised by his response.