By: MIKE CHIARI
The Ball family is changing the game on and off the court. Meet LaVar, Tina, and their three sons– all born to go pro. For LaVar, it’s all going to plan. But in life, there are some things you just can’t prepare for.
The first two episodes of LaVar Ball’s Ball in the Family reality series debuted Thursday on Facebook to plenty of fanfare.
Lonzo was selected No. 2 overall in the 2017 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, while LaMelo and LiAngelo are set to follow in his footsteps by playing at UCLA. LaVar said he believes all of his sons will play in the NBA one day.
In the latter part of the episode, the Ball family headed to New York for the 2017 NBA draft. LaVar said Lonzo is “chasing Michael Jordan” in terms of legacy, while LaMelo and LiAngelo are chasing their big brother due to the standard he has set. At the end of the episode, Lonzo is drafted by the Lakers, and while watching on television at home with her parents, Tina tears up during the big moment.
The second episode delves further into Tina’s struggles and also takes a look at Lonzo’s relationship with his girlfriend, Denise.
With Lonzo getting ready to move out of his old apartment and into a new place, LaVar told the Rookie of the Year hopeful that “L.A. is about to be yours.”