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Lavar Ball says Julius Randle is Lakers’ best player, not Lonzo

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

In a recent interview over in Lithuania or wherever the baby Balls are playing pro basketball these days, LaVar Ball made a shocking statement when he named Julius Randle, not Lonzo Ball, the Lakers’ best player.

“Julius Randle, in the beginning, they was ready to trade him,” Ball told Delfi TV. “I told them from the beginning, ‘He’s your best player on the team on the fact that he stronger and faster than everybody on the team.'”

He would add, “You gotta let him loose. Just because he make a few mistakes, don’t be like, ‘Hey, you gotta get out, you got an attitude. I’ma bring you off the bench.’ Now, he’s starting and doing wonders.”

It’s really hard to believe that Ball, who still claims he can beat Michael Jordan, would say any Laker is better than his son, Lonzo.

He’s not wrong, though. It’s just shocking to hear him say it.

[MSN: LaVar Ball picks Lakers’ ‘best player’, and it’s not Lonzo Ball]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for Lavar Ball says Julius Randle is Lakers’ best player, not Lonzo



  1. Parker_UKFanNC
    2:45 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Miracles really do happen



  2. bluemoonofkentucky
    3:00 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Who is Lavar Ball??



  3. 4everUKblue
    3:05 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Ok what’s his angle? He’s right but I don’t trust him.



  4. ClutchCargo
    3:07 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    He will say anything if it will get him in the news. Nothing new here.



  5. truebluethroughandthrough
    3:12 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    He’s on the hunt for some UK cred I see.



  6. kenforkentucky
    3:16 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    @ZackGeoghegan has been saying this…..



  7. Alleykat16
    3:34 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Smartest thing I’ve ever heard come from his mouth



  8. BTownUKFan
    3:48 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    LAL treated Randle badly for two years, made him sit while they played Nance Jr. Someone finally saw the light and they shipped Nance off and Randle is rewarding them was great stats.



  9. kb22stang
    4:39 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    He meant that Randle was the best player on the team before Lonzo.



  10. beckham14
    4:53 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Kb22stang………I think you’re actually right on the money. I think that’s exactly what he means. Sounds to me that a reporter took what he said a little out of context just so he could put out an article to get some clicks. Lavar Ball is irrationally out of his mind and would never ever say anything that honest, especially when one of his of his own baby Ball’s are in the conversation.



  11. J-Dub421
    5:54 pm March 2, 2018 Permalink

    Dammit, now I have to agree with Lavar Ball on something.