The 13-8 Chicago Bulls have been one of the pleasant surprises around the NBA this season. Although it is still early, the Bulls have looked like one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.
Maybe, just maybe, the fortunes are finally turning in their favor.
One of the reasons why Chicago basketball is back is due to the new faces assembled on this Bulls roster. Arturas Karnisovas and Marc Eversley went out and made some aggressive moves, and it began with executing a deal for former New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball.
This year, Ball has played extremely well. He’s elevated his game in every facet, shooting 43 percent from beyond the arc while averaging 12.3 points, 5.4 rebounds 4.7 assists and 1.9 steals per game.
With him, though, comes LaVar Ball. It was only a matter of time before Lonzo’s father made some type of ridiculous headline, and today was that day.
LaVar Ball reportedly met with a member of the Chicago Bulls front office in regards to teaming up his sons.
Yes, you read that correctly. LaVar Ball was in Chicago recently and decided to meet with the Bulls front office. He told them that his sons are good, but together they are “great,” and desires for Chicago to get all three of them in a Bulls uniform.
He is, of course, referring to Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball and Lonzo’s other brother, LiAngelo.
Maybe the only logical brother to team up with Lonzo, at this point, is LiAngelo. Currently, he plays for the Greensboro Swarm of the G League, and LaVar isn’t exactly thrilled that the Hornets haven’t played LiAngelo and LaMalo together yet. LiAngelo previously played for the Lithuanian Basketball League before joining Charlotte’s affiliate in the G League.
Now, the hilarious part of this report is LaVar trying to persuade the Bulls to go and get LaMelo. First and foremost, he and Lonzo play the same position. Second, that would probably require the Bulls to trade someone like Zach LaVine or Patrick Williams — something the Bulls would never even think about doing at this point.
LaVar truly lives in a world of his own if he even thinks this is a remote possibility. For 20 games this season, he has kept relatively quiet. We haven’t seen something too crazy come out of his mouth. But, now, he’s awoken.
Certainly, Lonzo can’t be too thrilled with LaVar doing something like this. The impossibility of LaVar’s idea is through the roof, and everybody is just sitting back and laughing at him. If LaVar took a seat and kept his mouth shut, I’m sure all three of his sons would be thankful and better off for it.
But, that’s never been a guarantee.