LaVar Ball is so ready to lash out at everyone in his path that he construed Kobe Bryant‘s offer to help mentor players as a slight against himself. The Big Baller Brand chief talker appeared on the radio on Thursday and shot down the idea that Bryant could offer help of some kind to his son, who will be a rookie this fall.
Bryant said he’s an “open book” for current NBA players if they want to talk now that he’s retired. It’s something current stars like Isaiah Thomas have taken advantage of in recent weeks. Bryant said a meeting with Michael Jackson encouraged him to be a mentor to other players, something he’s embracing now that he’s left the game behind.
Just don’t expect Lonzo Ball to call anytime soon.
“I don’t need no advice from Kobe Bryant,” LaVar Ball said Thursday on “Mornings with Keyshawn Johnson” on ESPN Radio 710 LA. “I don’t need advice from Kobe Bryant. ‘Zo’s got to play his game.
“If they’re at practice and he sees something, and Lonzo listens to him or whatever, he’s good. … But it’s just not, ‘OK, I’m talking to Kobe, so now I’m going to be good.’ If Kobe sees something that ‘Zo is doing, then go from there. But I’m not trying to pattern after nobody.”