Lonzo Ball roasts his obnoxious dad in funny Father's Day commercial
NBA Prospect Lonzo Ball Los Angeles Lakers Workout - Media Availability
EL SEGUNDO, CA - JUNE 07: NBA Prospect Lonzo Ball speaks with the media after a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Sports Center on June 7, 2017 in El Segundo, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Lonzo Ball probably won't be the first pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but he's certainly the most-talked-about prospect in years. That has a lot to do with a well-rounded game he displayed during his one season at UCLA, but more because of an obnoxious dad.
Whether it's demanding the Los Angeles Lakers draft Lonzo with the second pick, comparing Lonzo favorably to the league's best players, asking for a $1 BILLION shoe deal (then releasing a $495 pair of sneakers) or just making outrageous claims about himself, LaVar Ball constantly seems to be in the headlines. And as a result, there's been talk that some teams are leery of taking the Lonzo-LaVar package.
But now Lonzo Ball is doing some damage control on his draft stock -- by doing some playful damage to his dad in a hilarious Foot Locker commercial for Father's Day. The ad consists of four prospects -- Ball, De'Aaron Fox, Jayson Tatum, and Jonathan Isaac -- all thanking their dads for things like taking them fishing as a kid, but devolves into Ball sarcastically thanking Lavar for all the recent meddling he's done. Check it out:
And so far, Lonzo is getting rave reviews for his performance.
Good timing. The NBA draft is June 22.
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