Sports LaMelo dismisses LaVar's reservations about Warriors: 'I'm my own man'

01:01  29 september  2020
01:01  29 september  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Lonzo Ball, Lamelo Ball, Lavar Ball If lavar ball has given any indication to what he is like as a parent, its that he is onvercontrolling, and potentially over possessive. What this means is, I wouldn’t be surprised if he wants to be involved in every single thing lonzo does in the nba.

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LaVar Ball has been outspoken about the problems his son LaMelo would have if the Golden State Warriors selected the highly-touted prospect with the No. 2 pick in this year's NBA draft.

However, the American teenager made it clear he doesn't share his father's thoughts.

"I'm my own man. He's his own man. He has his opinions. I have mine," LaMelo told reporters, including theScore, Monday during his NBA draft combine media availability. "Like I said, I feel like I can play on any team and do good anywhere I go ... Anywhere is a great fit."

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LaVar Ball didn’t tone down his act during Lonzo’ s rookie season with the Lakers, questioning head coach Luke Walton and reinforcing his publicity-hungry reputation. I ’ m my own dude. … Other players to work out Friday for the Warriors were former Baylor forward Nuni Omot; former Michigan

Inside LaVar Ball’ s JBA, the upstart professional high school league trying to disrupt the NCAA with Does he want to turn LaMelo into his own traveling Globetrotters? Is he just trying to sell more “I just want to help out my family and get some money. LaVar Ball is a great man . I ’ m happy to be

LaMelo has arguably the highest ceiling in the 2020 draft class, but he isn't a natural fit alongside the Warriors' backcourt tandem of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

In June, LaVar voiced his concern regarding the potential scenario.

"They got Klay and the other guys, and now you want to put Melo in that mix to say you got to follow these guys," LaVar said on the Say Less with Kaz podcast, according to NBC Sports' Josh Schrock. "Melo ain't no follower. He don't need to do what they do, let them do they thing."

LaMelo tore up the Australian NBL this past season, averaging 17 points, 7.6 boards, 6.8 assists, and 1.6 steals en route to earning Rookie of the Year honors.

During his brief stint Down Under, LaMelo demonstrated elite court vision and sound decision-making, posting a 2.7 assist-to-turnover ratio. The 19-year-old also became the youngest player in league history to register a triple-double.

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