I mean why beat around the bush, because we’re not talking about a crew or entourage, but simply a dad.
Philadelphia 76ers special adviser Jerry Colangelo said Friday on Sports Radio 94 WIP that evaluating the former UCLA point guard is “challenging” because of the “people around him” — without mentioning his outspoken father, LaVar Ball, by name.
“I think Ball is a terrific prospect and could have an outstanding NBA future,” said Colangelo. “I think it’s going to be challenging with the people around him, without being specific.
“And yet, I don’t think teams should bypass the player because they have those concerns. At the end of the day, what wins in this league is talent, and this is a a very talented young man.”
Although most mocks believe he’ll end up going to his hometown Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 pick, Lonzo has reportedly considering taking part in a pre-draft workout with the 76ers, who will pick third overall selection.