I just finished watching the Lakers lose to the Grizzlies and unfortunately all I could think of is how LaVar Ball may be the greatest hustler of our time and that’s not a good thing.
I’ve never met a person who loves to get hustled out of money, time, peace of mind or whatever it is that has value. So why am I considered a “hater” or even worse a “sellout” for not being pro LaVar Ball? Yes being a father involved with his kids is commendable, no doubt about it, but I can’t sit back and watch a man sell us all empty guarantees, profit off of it and think he’s setting a good example. He’s a hustler that hustles and he gets points for that, but his product is bootleg and I’m not buying.
Here’s a list of guarantees LaVar Ball made that simply fooled millions into believing the hype. These claims are so atrocious that there’s no need for me to argue about them.
1: (“The Lakers will win 50+ games in the 2017-2018 season.”)
As of today the Lakers are 15-28. That’s 43 games with 39 to go…..I guess they’ll win 35 out of their next 39. Man please, it’s not happening!
2: (“Lonzo Ball is better than Steph Curry.”)
Now this was said while Lonzo was playing at UCLA. This diarrhea of the mouth speaks for itself.
3: (“Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one.”)
4: (LaVar lies to Magic Johnson)
Before the season here’s what LaVar told Magic “As far as training my boy, this is as far as I can take him, I’ll leave it up to you to take him further. You can get him better with the film time and the coaching. You can take him to another level. I trust you with my boy. I just got a great feeling that you guys are going to take Zo to a whole other level.”…….sooooooo he promised to remove himself and then during the season here’s what he said …. “He’s disgusted, he’s not used to losing like this. The Lakers should build around Lonzo. Why are they sitting him down and not starting him the 4th quarter? This is why the record is raggedy.” ?
5: (The “Big Baller Brand” gets a F grade from the Better Business Bureau.)
Yes it’s true. People have not received the shoes they paid for in advance. They haven’t gotten refunds, emails to explain where their orders are, nothing! Now if that doesn’t sound like how a hustler moves then you’ll never be convinced.
Whenever Lavar Ball says something will happen and then it doesn’t, he blames it on someone or something else. He’s never wrong. Now I’ll ask you again, who loves getting hustled? I’ll wait….