Kyrie Irving thinks LaVar needs to take his eye off the Ball for a little bit. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard and former first overall pick knows what it’s like to have a commanding father in his life, but says NBA prospect Lonzo Ball needs to figure things out without his shoe mogul father once he’s in the NBA.
Irving appeared on the Road Trippin’ podcast hosted by former Celtics Richard Jefferson and and Channing Frye and talked about how things will change for Ball once he’s in the Association.
“I’m sorry, LaVar, you’re not going to be in every hotel room that Lonzo is going to be in,” Irving said. “You’re not going to be everywhere and part of his life as he continues to grow up. You got to let go. He’s 19-years old. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want it to bypass him being a father, but he’s got to let Lonzo be Lonzo for the long haul.”