LaVar Ball says Lonzo will lead LA to 50 wins this season.
LaVar Ball made another appearance on ESPN's First Take this morning, so you already know he made another wild prediction. This time, he wasn't talking about Michael Jordan or any other NBA legends, he was talking about the Los Angeles Lakers' upcoming season.
When asked how he sees the 2017 season playing out for the Lakers, LaVar said he expects his son Lonzo to lead the team to a 50-win season.
Stephen A. Smith couldn't believe his ears.
“Five. Oh.”— First Take (@FirstTake) September 13, 2017
That's the amount of games LaVar says the Lakers will win this season pic.twitter.com/swCFAYAZ1X
Las Vegas Sportsbooks currently have the Lakers win total pegged for 33.5 games next season, which would still be a 16-win improvement from their record last season, but still a far cry from the 50+ games that LaVar is projecting. That type of win total would put the Lakers in position to have home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
On top of his lofty Lakers prediction, LaVar Ball also had a strong take regarding two-time NBA MVP, Steph Curry. After Stephen A. Smith regained his composure, he asked LaVar what he thinks will happen when Lonzo takes the floor against the defending champs and is forced to guard Curry. As expected, LaVar said it's Curry that should be worried.
"He’s not even going to go up against Steph Curry," LaVar said. "I’ll tell you what: Steph Curry better not go over there and try to guard him. How’s that? I bet you he won’t go over there and try to guard him. Guaranteed. You gonna see."
Elsewhere, LaVar and Stephen A. talked about the expensive Big Baller Brand prices, the possibility of LeBron James joining the Lakers next Summer, and the ESPN ranking that listed Lonzo Ball ahead of Carmelo Anthony.
Check out some of the footage from LaVar Ball's appearance on First Take below.
It's too early, LaVar. 😂 pic.twitter.com/waEnWrwzlk— First Take (@FirstTake) September 13, 2017
Like we never left. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/PMKRx2euDm— First Take (@FirstTake) September 13, 2017