LaVar Ball Says Lakers Trading Lonzo Would Be ‘Worst Move They Ever Made’

[[tmz:video id=”0_4o523573″]] LaVar Ball has heard the trade rumors involving Lonzo Ball going to the Spurs … and has a message for the Lakers:  “If they wanna trade him, trade him. It’ll be the worst move they ever made.” LaVar went off at his…


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Lonzo Ball ‘Could Be Next Rap King,’ Gets Collab Offer From Mixtape Legend DJ Drama

[[tmz:video id=”0_qa5y2dij”]] The man behind some of the most iconic mixtapes in rap history says Lonzo Ball could be the next “rap king” … and tells TMZ Sports he wants to work with the Lakers star. DJ Drama — whose uber-popular Gangsta Grillz…


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T.I.: Lonzo Ball Ain’t a Real Rap Artist, No Chance I’d Collab with Him!

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Lonzo Ball Drops Emotional Tribute Rap Song About LaVar

Tupac had “Dear Mama.” Kanye had “Hey Mama.” Lonzo Ball has “LaVar.” The Lakers rookie (and part-time rapper) just dropped his new mixtape, “Born 2 Ball” — and it ends with a brand new heartfelt song called, “LaVar” … a lyrical tribute to his…


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Kyle Kuzma: Hey, Lonzo Ball … I’m Selling Shirts, Too!

Lonzo Ball ain’t the only Lakers rookie looking to make a dent in the sports apparel game … his teammate, Kyle Kuzma, is also hawking his own line of shirts — and they’re selling like crazy.  Kuzma teed up some “Kuzmania”…


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LeBron mum on his postgame chat with Lonzo

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LeBron praises Lonzo, sees first-year parallels

LeBron James said he sees parallels between his rookie experience and that of Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball. – NBA

Lonzo Ball shines under MSG spotlight, but Lakers fall short in OT

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Process That: Ingram from Lonzo is a game winner in Philly

The Lakers blew a 16-point lead in Philadelphia, but Brandon Ingram saved his team with a game-winning 3. – NBA

Steph, KD lead way in OT as Warriors fend off Lonzo, Lakers

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ScHoolboy Q: Hell No Would I Collab with Lonzo Ball, ‘Stick to Basketball!’

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Everybody gets involved as Lonzo Ball, Lakers blow out Pistons

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Lonzo Ball dishes double figures as Lakers get OT win over Wizards

Lonzo Ball dishes double figures as Lakers get OT win over Wizards – NBA

Second act? Lonzo Ball and Lakers return to Vegas, where it all began

Second act? Lonzo Ball and Lakers return to Vegas, where it all began – NBA

DJ Mustard: Lonzo Ball Holla At Me, I Got Beats For You

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LaVar Ball Has Better Taste In Hip-Hop Than Son Lonzo Ball?

LaVar Ball is a man of a certain age, so it’s reasonable to expect his music of choice would differ from that of his young sons. But as a lifelong Los Angeles resident, the patriarch of the Ball clan appears to have slightly better taste in Hip-Hop than Lonzo Ball.

In an interview with XXL, Lonzo Ball covered a few subjects such as his family’s reality series Ball In The Family and adjusting to life as both a pro ball player for the Los Angeles Lakers while dabbling in rap himself. The hoops star got folks heated when he said 21 Savage’s Issa Album was better than Jay-Z’s 4:44 and even took a shot at Nas, who’s just a few years younger than his dad after his recent 44th birthday.

When the conversation switched to music, Ball broke down how his father got him into music and what was rocking in the Ball vehicle en route to school and such.

From XXL:

You mentioned earlier that you grew up listening to rap music, so who put you on to hip-hop? Was it your dad or was it your friends at the time?

It was definitely my dad who put me on. I remember going to pre-school, you know, rolling out in the Suburban and my dad bumping all types of rap, so he introduced me to it and from there I just loved it ever since.

Who are some of your dad’s favorite rappers? And who does he listen to?

Oh, my dad listens to a lot of 2Pac, Ice Cube and WC. That’s what he was listening to a lot when we were growing up. He’s always been a fan of hip-hop.

So now that you’re starting to rap, what does your dad think about your skills on the mic?

[Laughs] He likes them. I see him vibing to the records but I feel like he’ll support whatever I want do, so that’s cool.

Check out the rest of the XXL interview with Lonzo Ball by clicking here.

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Magic Johnson: I’m Buying Lonzo AND LaMelo Ball’s Shoes!!

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Lonzo Ball Drops 1st Rap Single, Melo’s the Greatest 16-Year-Old Alive!

Lonzo Ball’s has finally released his first rap single — and it’s a 2-and-a-half minute tribute to his 16-year-old brother, Melo.  It’s called “Melo Ball 1” — portions of the song were used in the first promo spot for LaMelo Ball’s new $ 395…


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Lonzo Williams Says Dr. Dre/Eazy E Beef “Confused” Him

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