Lonzo Ball made his first appearance as a Laker in front of fans at the Staple Center on June 26; however, it was his outspoken father, Lavar, that stole the show.
During the segment of MizTV, LaVar got into a brief shouting match with The Miz and took off his shirt after the wrestler said he could see a potential partnership between himself and Big Baller Brand:
As many imagined it’d be, the appearance by the ball family appeared to be more of a publicity stunt for the family’s clothing line, Big Baller Brand, than anything else. As you can see below, the wring featured BBB merchandise for the crowd and television audience to see.
While Lonzo still plays it cool and it’s clearly Lavar taking the spotlight in all of these non-traditional appearances for an NBA rookie, it’s got to make people wonder how the Laker’s front office, especially Magic Johnson, feels about all of this.