LaVar Ball may not be the perfect parent, but he’s perfect for Lonzo
LaVar Ball has drawn criticism from some and praise from others for his parenting. Now that Lonzo is a member of the Lakers many wonder to what extent LaVar will continue to be involved.
Doug says that obviously no parent is perfect, and LaVar provides plenty of ammunition for critics, but in a weird way, their relationship is complimentary. Lonzo is soft spoken and his dad talks a lot. LaVar is outrageous, Lonzo is quietly confident. With his dad drawing the attention, Lonzo can just play. There’s more than one way to raise a family, and even if it’s unorthodox, it seems to work for them.
It wouldn’t be the first father/prodigy son to thrive in a seemingly unconventional situation.
“LaVar Ball’s not the perfect parent, but he might be the perfect parent for Lonzo.”
The Cavs’ roster can’t be quickly fixed to beat the Warriors
Kyrie Irving commented in a recent interview that the Cavs roster was in a “peculiar” situation. It’s peculiar because the Cavs already have the highest payroll in the league, and haven’t made any significant moves to increase their chances of beating the Warriors next season.
Gottlieb thinks even though LeBron and Kyrie appear frustrated, the Cavs roster is too flawed to be quickly revamped to beat the Warriors. Basketball is about matchups, and regardless of what trades Cleveland might make, it won’t help them stop the Warriors with Kevin Durant, who repeatedly proved himself to be un-guardable in the Finals.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio to discuss the not-so-subtle signaling by the Lakers to LeBron’s camp; why Kentavious Caldwell-Pope going to the Lakers doesn’t mean LeBron is headed there; and where Carmelo Anthony could end up.
Michael Rappaport – Actor/Comedian is in-studio to discuss Doug’s shirt-choice; the Big 3; why the Summer League is a travesty; and why a Big 3 all-star team could beat a summer league team in one game.
JJ Redick – Sixers guard joins the show to discuss playing with Chris Paul; if last year’s team was too reliant on Paul dominating the ball; and the challenge of making Philly a playoff contender.