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Growing up under LaVar Ball was a bit different than most father-son relationships, according to Lonzo Ball.
Lonzo stars in an excellent new Father’s Day Foot Locker commercial, released Wednesday, in which incoming NBA draft prospects discuss their memories of growing up with their fathers.
While most players discuss things like shooting hoops in the driveway or playing in front of their fathers, Lonzo recalls fond “memories” with LaVar, like having his name copyrighted as part of the family’s Big Baller Brand.
There are others, too: “Of course, there’s that big day where your dad berates your high school in front of an entire crowd for not getting you enough touches,” Lonzo deadpans.
“Or that special moment when your dad sits you down and tells you where you’re going to college … went on First Take and shouted back and forth with Stephen A. Smith about how you’re already better than the reigning league MVP.”
The commercial may help Lonzo’s draft stock if it shows he’s aware that his father is a bit outspoken.
Watch the ad below: