In the Ball family, LaVar Ball does most, well all, of the talking. As Lonzo prepares for the upcoming draft, he filmed a Father’s Day message for his over-the-top pops.
The Foot Locker spot is set in a serious tone, and shows NBA Draft prospects sharing touching moments about how their dad’s helped them make it to the NBA.
When Lonzo starts talking about his dad, instead of giving a generic “Thanks,” he details some of LaVar’s less-than-helpful behavior, including:
- Berating his high school coach
- Going on talk shows and claiming Lonzo is better than Steph Curry
- Interviews from the stands in college games
- Public spats
- Telling 29 of 30 NBA teams not to draft Lonzo
Lonzo doesn’t often get to show his own personality, mostly because of LaVar, but this deadpan video is hysterical.
Credit to Foot Locker. Their spots are the new SportsCenter commercials.
— Foot Locker (@footlocker) June 14, 2017