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LaVar Ball’s boasts about sons, including UCLA star Lonzo, draw strong reactions

LaVar Ball’s boasts about sons, including UCLA star Lonzo, draw strong reactions

The NBA world according to LaVar Ball will be a bustling place for his sons in the coming years. UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball will be the No. 1 pick in the June draft, a designation to be shared by LiAngelo Ball in 2018 and LaMelo Ball in 2020 after the middle and youngest brothers also spend only one season in Westwood.

Lonzo will make his NBA debut only six months after having led the Bruins to their first national championship since 1995, allowing Stephen Curry, the league’s two-time reigning most valuable player, to figure out how much ground he needs to make up to be as good as his new counterpart.

The recent boasts by LaVar Ball about his sons have delighted some...

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