LaVar Ball Trashes Sons’ High School Coach After Loss in State Semifinals

Bryan Brandom
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Whichever NBA team is lucky enough to draft UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball this summer can expect a lot: pinpoint passing, efficient shooting excellent point guard size, defensive instincts—and, apparently, a lot of criticism from Ball's ever-outspoken father, LaVar Ball.

Lonzo's younger brothers, LiAngelo and LaMelo, and their Chino Hills team fell to Bishop Montgomery in the CIF State Southern Regional high school semifinals last week.

Unsurprisingly, the Ball patriarch placed the blame on first-year head coach Stephan Gilling.

“Man, we were supposed to go to Sacramento, but that coach is hard-headed," LaVar told Morning Show with Keyshawn, Jorge and LZ. "He wanted to do things his way. If we would have gotten along, we would have been in the state title easy. But he’s trying to have a little resistance towards me. And I’m like, ‘Man, try and do it your way. That’s why you lost three games.’

“Because once he run and just play and when my son really wants to play for you, we’re gonna do good. But when you have any kind of resistance towards me, and you the head coach, it don’t work out that good. I already knew he was going to lose that game.”

Earlier this year, Gilling let LaMelo ignore any semblance of defense to cherry-pick his way to a 92-point performance.

At this point, there's no reason to believe LaVar won't continue to seek attention once Lonzo is at the next level, no matter how many people within his future organization he pisses off.

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