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Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2017, 07:39:37 PM »

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Hes a loud obnoxious **** but by all accounts a great father.

Hes sending 3 boys to UCLA and one of his children is a millionaire at age 22. Lonzo is also by all accounts a very humble and likeable kid.

Hate the dad all you want, but dont say the kids need to be saved from him. Hes a great father.
Well one of them certainly won't be going to UCLA now

Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2017, 08:00:01 PM »

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You guys sure know how to demonize and slight everything someone does once you decide you don't like them.

He seems to be a pretty admirable dad from everything I've seen.

Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2017, 08:10:42 PM »

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yeah he's a good father and he raised good kids and he's proud of them and boasts about it how horrible  ;)

Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2017, 08:38:24 PM »

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yeah he's a good father and he raised good kids and he's proud of them and boasts about it how horribl

I think he is much worse than you suggest, that is a sugar coating if I have ever seen it.   Yes, he promotes his children but he also puts a ton of pressure on them, too.  Good or bad he is kind of entertaining.

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He seems to be a pretty admirable dad from everything I've seen.

And he could have beat Jordan in his prime, don't forget that JK

https://youtu.be/os2Iz8I50IA

Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2017, 08:50:01 PM »

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Lavar Ball reminds me SO MUCH of folks I talk to / listen to at the Barbershop over the years.

Harmless, intelligent, boisterous at times and FUNNY.

I've read enough of Lavar to know that while his methods seem a bit unorthodox at times he loves his family and is protective of them.

Not worried about Lavar at all. BUT I am concerned about Lonzo - we're going to have our hands FULL with him for the next 10-15 years.
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Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2017, 08:55:19 PM »

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yeah he's a good father and he raised good kids and he's proud of them and boasts about it how horribl

I think he is much worse than you suggest, that is a sugar coating if I have ever seen it.   Yes, he promotes his children but he also puts a ton of pressure on them, too.  Good or bad he is kind of entertaining.

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He seems to be a pretty admirable dad from everything I've seen.

And he could have beat Jordan in his prime, don't forget that JK

https://youtu.be/os2Iz8I50IA

His children are thriving.

Maybe we should ask our own Jaylen what he thinks about
pressure. 😉

Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2017, 08:58:34 PM »

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yeah he's a good father and he raised good kids and he's proud of them and boasts about it how horrible  ;)
In between exploiting them

Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2017, 08:37:09 PM »

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I have exclusive video of LaVar Ball showing up to pick up his kid from UCLA and some Celtics Bloggers reactions to it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hEZE3mFrzw

Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2017, 09:38:55 PM »

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yeah he's a good father and he raised good kids and he's proud of them and boasts about it how horribl

I think he is much worse than you suggest, that is a sugar coating if I have ever seen it.   Yes, he promotes his children but he also puts a ton of pressure on them, too.  Good or bad he is kind of entertaining.

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He seems to be a pretty admirable dad from everything I've seen.

And he could have beat Jordan in his prime, don't forget that JK

https://youtu.be/os2Iz8I50IA

His children are thriving.

Maybe we should ask our own Jaylen what he thinks about
pressure. 😉
In what world are the Ball children thriving?

Lonzo is looking awful, LiAngelo had the whole China thievery scandal, and LaMelo might not even go to college lol.

Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2017, 09:47:01 PM »

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Who do the Lakers lose to next?

Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2017, 12:47:26 PM »

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Lithuanian teams are trolling the Balls now.

"Among the overseas professional clubs that a representative for the Ball family approached about signing 19-year-old LiAngelo and his 16-year-old brother LaMelo is Lietkabelis of the Lithuanian Basketball League, general manager Mantas Ignatavičius confirmed Tuesday to Yahoo Sports. Lietkabelis coach Arturs Stalbergs subsequently scoffed at the idea in a since-deleted tweet that poked fun at LiAngelo’s shoplifting arrest in China last month.

“We have an opening at the security staff since they have an experience in this field,” Stalbergs wrote."

He's suuuuuccchhh a good faaathhheerr

Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2017, 12:50:40 PM »

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Lithuanian teams are trolling the Balls now.

"Among the overseas professional clubs that a representative for the Ball family approached about signing 19-year-old LiAngelo and his 16-year-old brother LaMelo is Lietkabelis of the Lithuanian Basketball League, general manager Mantas Ignatavičius confirmed Tuesday to Yahoo Sports. Lietkabelis coach Arturs Stalbergs subsequently scoffed at the idea in a since-deleted tweet that poked fun at LiAngelo’s shoplifting arrest in China last month.

“We have an opening at the security staff since they have an experience in this field,” Stalbergs wrote."

He's suuuuuccchhh a good faaathhheerr
ouch!!!!!  ;D
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Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2017, 12:53:22 PM »

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yeah he's a good father and he raised good kids and he's proud of them and boasts about it how horrible  ;)

He is ruining their lives in ways and making their lives about him.  Not to be applauded at all.  Being controlling and running your children's lives (mostly to their detriment so far) as they become men is not commendable or good parenting.

Just because one has gotten to the NBA doesn't make him anything of a good parent.  LeBron's dad must be a great guy if that's the case.
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Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2017, 12:58:50 PM »

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a mild update....neither of the "L"s are walking through UCLA's door. no "jelo ball" for UCLA!!

https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-la...s-play-professionally-overseas-030107550.html

LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball have started to explore options to sign internationally, sources told Yahoo Sports.

LiAngelo Ball and UCLA parted ways officially on Monday, which marked the start of his preparation for his professional basketball career. Harrison Gaines, the representative for LaMelo, 16, and LiAngelo, 19, started initial contact with overseas teams this week, sources told Yahoo Sports.

For LaMelo and LiAngelo, the decision to turn pro means the end of their prospective collegiate careers. LaMelo Ball had previously committed to UCLA.
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Re: Can the Ball children be saved from their father?
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2017, 01:01:08 PM »

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well, things are peachy in LA it seems.

LaVar Ball said his oldest son, Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, is "disgusted" with how the team has been playing. And the outspoken father blamed the Lakers' recent struggles on how the coaching staff has been utilizing his son.

"The Lakers should build around Lonzo," LaVar Ball said. "Why are they sitting him down and not starting him the fourth quarter? This is why the record is raggedy."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/spor...f-not-using-lonzo-ball-effectively/926297001/
I believe Gandhi is the only person who knew about real democracy — not democracy as the right to go and buy what you want, but democracy as the responsibility to be accountable to everyone around you. Democracy begins with freedom from hunger, freedom from unemployment, freedom from fear, and freedom from hatred.
- Vandana Shiva