LaVar Ball tears Hornets apart for keeping LiAngelo in G League: “I let them down a superstar”
The 2021-22 season can only be described as a flawless success for the Ball family in the world of professional basketball. LaMelo Ball is on course to become a superstar in a stellar second season for the Charlotte Hornets, and Lonzo Ball has apparently found his place with the Chicago Bulls as they rise to rival status. The last Ball brother to wait for his shot at NBA glory is LiAngelo, but if his dad is successful, he won’t wait any longer.
Middle brother Ball currently plays for the Greensboro Swarm, Charlotte’s G League affiliate, but LaVar Ball lashed out at the NBA club in an interview with TMZ Sports for keeping his son away from the big leagues. . “They don’t understand what they have,” Ball said. “They have to let my boy go ahead and play.”
“I let them down with a G League superstar and they don’t know what to do with him,” he continued. Of course, there is little evidence to suggest this is true. LiAngelo Ball has averaged just 9.3 points per game for Greensboro, and while there have been highs like his 22-point outing against Birmingham Squadron, his last game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers the saw aimlessly. While Ball’s G League career is still young, his failure to leave a consistent mark on it so far doesn’t exactly scream the future NBA star.
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But the situation is delicate for the Hornets. No matter what they think of LiAngelo, LaMelo is the face of their franchise and keeping him happy is essential. Many teams have signed the disappointing brothers of their most accomplished players in large part to appease these stars, with Thanasis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee being the prime example right now, but LaVar’s presence as the media instigator makes matters much more. complicated for the Hornets. As long as LaMelo continues to play like a superstar, LaVar will have the advantage of continuing to push LiAngelo onto the franchise as part of a global deal.