By JOSH WHITE
If you’re a college basketball fan, you saw the tremendous skill set of freshman Lonzo Ball this season at UCLA.
Ball was one of the best players in the nation and has already declared for the 2017 NBA draft and is currently projected to be a top three pick.
However, it isn’t Lonzo who is making headlines for his play on the court.
His father Lavar is taking the spotlight from his son and running with it.
Day after day, Lavar is on talk show after talk show, makes appearances on ESPN and other sports outlets just talking up a storm making preposterous claims.
The news media keep gobbling it up like it were turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
News media outlets love having Lavar Ball talk on their shows because he brings a controversial opinion, which generates viewers. However, enough is enough. I understand it is a business, but this is bad journalism.
Ball doesn’t bring any relevant sports topics to the forefront. He just makes claims about how his sons are the greatest in the world and that he could beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1.
Anyone’s dad would say their son is the best, why do you need to put an arrogant man on the air?
It baffles me that media outlets would rather have that man on the air or as the lead stories rather than an top line analyst grade talent. Putting Lavar Ball on the air cuts into the content sports fans are looking to see.
Lavar it is time for you to be quiet and let your son play ball.