National Basketball Association prospect De'Aaron Fox joins chorus of anti-LaVar Ball sentiment

Lonzo Ball just published an open and emotional Father's Day letter to his dad - thanking him for everything in his life, advising him to ignore the critics and telling him that he loves him.

"In the a year ago, he became relevant for some reason", Fox said of LaVar Ball. Ball had 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Fox had 20 points in nine assists. "We put that behind us", Fox said, citing the 2011 draft experiences of Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas. He has been such an overwhelming presence in the media over the last few months that you're nearly forced to take a stance on him, unless you just stay off social media altogether.

He told Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp that quieting LaVar was a major motivation for him heading into the game. You never forced me to do any of it.

The 19-year-old goes on to explain how LaVar has been such a positive influence in his life. "I guess when your son a lottery pick, that gives you a lot of confidence".

Fox was already set to be a lottery pick, but that tournament game likely went a long way toward boosting him into the top five or six picks of the draft.

Questions were raised about Ball's conditioning after his first workout for the Lakers, and the former UCLA star even acknowledged that the drills made him exhausted.

At that time, Irving's teammate Channing Frye said of Ball, "It's going to be disgustingly easy to hate on him". Recently, they considered a workout with Josh Jackson and De'Aaron Fox, former Kentucky floor general, in their training ground in El Segundo, California. But the Lakers seems not really impressed with Ball.

"And they weren't there when you were making sure that I always took care of business in the classroom and graduated from high school with a 4.0 GPA".

Is Lonzo Ball really worth a shot for the Lakers? That's a comparison that could make many National Basketball Association teams shiver, even if Magic, who personified "Showtime" in Los Angeles, did not make it with a derogatory intent.

Recommended News

  • Police consider extremist link in fatal Australian siege

    Khayre's home in the Melbourne suburb of Roxburgh Park, where he lived with his mother, was being searched by police on Tuesday. Three people were convicted of conspiracy for that plot, which police thwarted before it could be executed .
    Trump tells senators to be 'more generous' with health care spending

    Trump tells senators to be 'more generous' with health care spending

    Trump did not discuss the House GOP health care plan in any detail, but said the Senate is getting ready to do something. Trump told reporters after the meeting that the Senate would come out with a "real bill, not Obamacare".
    Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

    Trump accuses ex-FBI director Comey of cowardice over 'leaks'

    Trump also denied asking Comey for a pledge of loyalty during one of a string of private meetings. Still, he maintained he had never asked Comey for a pledge of allegiance.
  • Former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri appointed Nantes coach

    Former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri appointed Nantes coach

    The French soccer league has given permission to Nantes to hire former Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri . Claudio Ranieri has officially been announced as the new manager of Nantes on a two-year-deal.
    Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

    Senate Committee Hearing With Intelligence Chiefs

    I'd say that I - for example, Coats saying, I wasn't directed, but not saying if he was asked . But when questioned, he declined to say in public if he'd ever been asked to do that.
    Apple's iOS 11 Makes It Harder for Uber to Track Your Location

    Apple's iOS 11 Makes It Harder for Uber to Track Your Location

    As anyone who closely follows Apple can attest, the company tends to harp on user privacy whenever it touts new software features. Other handy features include an automatic login to new devices simply by bringing it close to a Mac or other iOS 11 devices.
  • No underdog talk at Mercedes after Canada one-two

    No underdog talk at Mercedes after Canada one-two

    British-born, Caribbean-roots racer, Lewis Hamilton , has claimed his sixth win in the Canadian Grand Prix . He also entered the record books as the second-youngest driver of all time to score.
    United Kingdom  ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May

    United Kingdom ministers push for Johnson to take over from Theresa May

    He also said the public "do not want another election" and labelled Mrs May a "woman of extraordinary qualities". On Friday, May announced her plans to form the coalition between Tories and the DUP.

    'Dead Woman Walking': Amid Election Fallout, Theresa May Stands On Shaky Ground

    If neither party can command a majority in parliament for their Queen's Speech, it is likely a fresh election would be called. The announcement came after May lost Downing St. chiefs of staff, Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill, who resigned on Saturday.
  • Cabinet briefed on plans for Government deal with DUP

    Cabinet briefed on plans for Government deal with DUP

    Theresa May desperately needs the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats to pass legislation. Meanwhile, MPs will return to Westminster on Tuesday, the first time since the election.
    Death toll in Bangladesh landslides rises to 132

    Death toll in Bangladesh landslides rises to 132

    Numerous victims in the hilly district lived in poor tribal communities, and were buried in their homes while sleeping. Heavy rains triggered landslides that killed dozens in southeast Bangladesh, officials said Tuesday, as.
    At least 6 killed in massive London high-rise blaze

    At least 6 killed in massive London high-rise blaze

    Nassima Boutrig, who lives opposite the building, said she was awakened by sirens and smoke so thick that it filled her home. People leave donations near the burning 24 storey residential Grenfell Tower block in Latimer Road, West London .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.