UCLA's Lonzo Ball On Markelle Fultz: 'I Feel I'm Better Than Him'

The outspoken father of former UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball has come under fire for his comments and the pressure he's placing on his son.

Ball will be on ESPN's First Take tomorrow, surely babbling some more about how great of a player he is.

A few things every rational person should know: seem like a sane and likeable person, don't start problems with someone who is by all accounts a bigger and better success than you, and never, NEVER, bring someones' family into a public argument.

LaVar Ball is the proud father of three basketball players, including Lonzo Ball, who are considered to be of the highest talent in the country.

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If you are scoring at home - a sneaker manufacturer would need to sell the equivalent about TWO HUNDRED MILLION pairs of sneakers to break even if they gave the Balls a billion dollar contract.

The father of reigning National League MVP Kris Bryant has been down this road with his son who had wonderful talent at a young age and he gave LaVar Ball a stern warning that his comments will have a negative effect on his sons' development. What are you doing?' I said, 'What do you mean? If LaVar Ball doesn't heed that advice soon, this will continue building and serve as a larger detriment to his son. I told my boys this, 'Don't play the game for money.

At 6-foot-6 and with 7.6 assists per game, Ball is both taller and arguably more gifted as a passer.

For the second day in a row, Lonzo Ball publicly said he's better than Washington's Markelle Fultz. For some, Ball's remarks may have been a problem, as they might have showed a player who was cocky despite not even being in the National Basketball Association yet.

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I'm looking forward to LeBron going out of his way to dunk on Lonzo next season. "And I'm like, 'LaVar, get out!'"

"What if Lonzo Ball doesn't play that much?".

In the only college head-to-head matchup on February 4, Ball posted 22 points, six rebounds, five assists, four steals, three turnovers, and one block. I also won't write a knee-jerk reaction about De-Aaron Fox being better Lonzo (because he is not). Unfortunately, this probably won't be the last dumb thing LaVar says or does.

How appropriate then that the top 2 picks are most likely to go to the Celtics and Lakers.

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