Lonzo Ball praises LaVar Ball for being so ‘involved’ in his life in Father’s Day essay


LaVar Ball, right, used his skills as a personal trainer to get Lonzo Ball, center, and his two younger sons into shape. (Michael Owen Baker/Associated Press)

Lonzo Ball recently made fun of his infamous father in a Foot Locker ad pegged to Father’s Day. The UCLA product, expected to be a high pick in next week’s NBA draft, tweaked LaVar Ball for his boasting, insistence on building a family brand and for being such a domineering presence in his son’s life.

That was all in good fun, though, and Lonzo Ball clearly wanted to let the world know that he really does love his dad. In an essay for The Players’ Tribune published Friday, two days before Father’s Day, the 19-year-old praised LaVar Ball for being so instrumental in molding him into a person of high character and achievement, and for “never apologizing for being you.”

“One of the things I admire most about you is that you don’t really care what other people think,” Lonzo Ball wrote in an open letter to his father titled, “To the Loudest Guy in the Gym.”

“People can have whatever opinions they want about who you

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/06/16/lonzo-ball-praises-lavar-ball-for-being-so-involved-in-his-life-in-fathers-day-essay/

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