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LaVar Ball guarantees Lakers will never win another title after Lonzo included in Anthony Davis trade

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 6/16/2019 Josh Peter and Jace Evans

a man standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera © Provided by USA Today Sports Media Group LLC Lonzo Ball is headed to New Orleans, a key piece of the massive Anthony Davis trade that was agreed to Saturday between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Pelicans.  

Naturally LaVar Ball, Lonzo's father, made his opinion clear.    

"It'll be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they'll never win another championship. Guarantee it," LaVar Ball told an ESPN reporter Saturday. 

"They're going to regret it; I'm going to have fun with it," Ball added. "I told ya'll it was crashing down, now it completely crashed, but at least my son got off the boat before it completely exploded." 

Ball was attending the Drew League Games, a summer league competition in Los Angeles in which son LaMelo Ball is participating, when he made his first public comments about the trade.

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Initially, the elder Ball downplayed the news of his son's trade. 

“Lonzo work good with anybody, so it’s not a big deal,’’ LaVar Ball said in a video posted on Instagram at the account of @fredocervantes.

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When someone noted Lonzo likely would be playing with Zion Williamson, expected to be taken by the Pelicans with the No. 1 pick in next week's draft, LaVar Ball replied of his sons, “They could play with anybody.’’

Pointing at what appeared to be random people, LaVar Ball said, “They could play with this guy. They could play with this guy. That don’t mean Zion got to learn how to play.’’

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