To the loudest guy in the gym...
In honor of Father's Day this coming Sunday, Lonzo Ball penned a letter to his outspoken father LaVar for the Player's Tribune, wherein he thanks his dad for putting him in a position to be a top prospect in the June 22nd NBA Draft.
Lonzo, who recently starred in a couple of hilarious Foot Locker ads where he jokes about his dad's boisterous behavior, wrote about "the real LaVar" and how he spent his life instilling his worth ethic into him and his brothers.
In the letter, titled "To the Loudest Guy in the Gym," Lonzo writes,
"I know there are a lot of kids who aren’t lucky enough to have a father figure in their lives. That’s a really tough obstacle to overcome. So regardless of what anyone else thinks of you, I’m just incredibly thankful to have you as my dad. If I didn’t have you as an influence in my life, I don’t think I’d be in the position I am today. Actually, I know I wouldn’t."
"You haven’t had the easiest life. Everything you’ve got, you’ve had to work for. And you’ve spent your entire adult life instilling that work ethic into me and my brothers to make sure that we never have to face the same challenges that you did. I can’t think of anything else that you could ask for from a dad."
You can check out Lonzo's letter in its entirety right here.