Lonzo Ball is often compared to Jason Kidd and you can see the similarities: big guards, passing ability, and both coming out of California.
Apparently, though, that doesn’t sit well with Lonzo’s dad LaVar.
The AAU coach recently appeared on the 710ESPN in Los Angeles to discuss a common theme that’s popped up in analyzing his son, Lonzo, a rookie guard for the Lakers.
As he gears up for his professional career, the former UCLA standout has been compared to former player and current head coach Jason Kidd numerous times
That didn’t necessarily sit well with LaVar.
“That’s somebody’s opinion because my boy is way more athletic than Jason Kidd,” he said.
Kidd, who played his college ball in California at Cal-Berkeley, took the initial comparison as a compliment once it surfaced in July. LaVar has a couple more reasons why his son has the edge, though.
“He could have a better first step, he can jump higher [talking about Kidd] but he ain’t gonna win like my boy. My boy wins.”
Ball surpassed Kidd’s previous freshman record for assists in a season, going on to lead the nation with 7.6 assists per game. Playing more than 35 minutes per night, he finished the year averaging 14.6 points, adding 6.0 rebounds and shooting 55.1 percent from the field overall. Those numbers led to him being named a consensus First-team All-American.
Lonzo also made waves when he won MVP of the 2017 Summer League. There’s no doubt the hype is real.
Apparently, in the world of LaVar, his son is a hallowed territory.