Lonzo Ball's parents LaVar and Tina Ball attended their son's 3rd game as a NBA rookie on Sunday. Tina is doing fine after suffering a stroke in February.

Sources said the Lakers rookie was not allowed to see his mother during her hospitalization because his father thought the visits would distract from his game.

LaVar told Lonzo, 19, and his brothers, LaMelo, 16, and LiAngelo, 18, to focus on basketball while he took care of their mother in the hospital.

“You all do what ya’ll do. I got your mama,” he told them, according to ESPN.
 
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Lonzo and the UCLA Bruins lost to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 in March. Afterwards, Lonzo and his brothers were allowed to see their mother in the hospital.

“She can’t really talk right now,” Lonzo told ESPN in May. “But she definitely knows what we’re saying, and she smiles all the time. So that’s a good thing.”

“She’s not like other girls. She’s tough, smart, pretty,” LaVar added.

So far, Lonzo is living up to the pre-NBA hype. He scored 29 points to lead L.A. over the Clippers 108-92 in his NBA debut on Oct. 19. The Lakers are 1-2 for the season.

“Lonzo Ball is going to take the Lakers to the playoffs in his first year,” LaVar told Jeff Goodman of ESPN in June.
 

Also sitting courtside at the Lakers game was semi-retired boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Photos by Christian Petersen/Getty Images, Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images

  • free

    fugg that bullshyt. how you don't see your mother? seeing her children, hearing her children, feeling her children will make her feel better and recover more quickly. this n*gga crazy. i'm curious what kind of household he's running. sound like some menendez brothers shyt.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Floyd's jewelry!!! I'm in love with that charm bracelet!!!

  • shun king

    floyd and hip hop is part of the program of black men spend all your money on materialistic things cause if you don't you are a poor negro....if these black entertainers in positions would not feed into the trying to look like the drug dealer they didn't have the nerve to be..it would really be saving lives in the black community

  • shun king

    doesn't it look feminine like a gift for the gf?

  • Coy little wink

    Men wear charm bracelets? Oh my...

  • MissHarlem

    It all makes sense now *looks at parents* ?

  • Willetta

    @FREE ...I kid you not ...When I read that S#$%, Menendez Bros. was the 1st thing that popped in my head!!! I PRAY its not THAT bad!!!

  • bemetoo

    thats a lie auntie lonzo first game he bombed only scoring 3 points second game is where he improved 29 points

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    this guy is super irritating, smh.
    he out here like he Joe Jackson or Richard Williams.... they haven't taken the #1 spot YET, sir!
    i get that you're proud of your sons, but you're gonna make them hated in the league (and it won't be for their physical prowess - it'll be because of Your tammy-talk-a-lot arse!) ugh!

  • imright

    the boys dont look like either one of the parents to me. no shade

  • Tink Tink

    I like a simple chain here and there, but all that at one time Floyd? I guess to each his own.....

  • MsPam

    They’re a combination of two unattractive parents.

  • Bonsai

    Being the only woman in the house surrounded by testicles can cause a woman to stroke.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you said you not amused? ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MsPam

    LaVar please invest in a dental care plan!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • MissHarlem

    Fine ugh ??? lol

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL
  • pure_rachet

    Tina looks good for being a sprite and having a stroke. Hope she fully recovers. You can tell her arm doesn't work well yet. My dad had several and never recovered

  • imright

    ???

  • imright

    ??

  • pure_rachet

    OMG dead......................

  • pure_rachet

    I'm here for it. How do you throw shade without sayin nothin? A perfected art

  • Liah

    Sprite???...Im dooooone!!!...LMAO!!

  • Liah

    lmao!

  • You Could Never

    Glad Tina doing well.

    Still cannot stand with every damn fiber within me however Lavar. As a basketball fanatic he makes my gatdamn soul itch. And he is trying to finagle the boy next in line a way into UCLA despite the boy having a current and valid damn APPAREL contract with Big Baller Brand.

    Like sir. SIR. just NO.

  • imright

    Lavar alone !!!

  • pure_rachet

    WHY did you say this and make me scroll??? You ain't neva lied!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • imright

    yes hes putting my Pandora to shame ??

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I swear you were in my head. I was just about to say something about all that gawd awful jewelry. Looks so ga damn tacky. And I thought charm bracelets were only for women, who knew?!

  • cherrypie

    I think they favor the mom more so than the dad. Nice looking boys. They make a nice family.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "makes my gatdamn soul itch"
    __________________________

    *goes on break* https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/615d380290005c75f2b73b61063d678adb00cb683258e4273a2f5c12b8d5723d.gif

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I just mentioned that, too. I thought those were for women only. Guess I was wrong!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    He needs the whole alphabet..
    Lord forgive me please!

  • imright

    the one on the right looks like his momma....

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    I've been wondering why his kids look like neanderthals.... now I know.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I hope she has a full recovery, hate to see anyone suffer from any form of illness or disease. I don't know much about the family, but he does appear to love his family.
    People show alot of hate when blk people control the situation and their own destination. Ball on ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why did she marry this egotistical jerk.
    Off topic: Those are some tragic looking boys.
    They've never had to buy Scream masks for Halloween.

  • Renee26

    Looking at that charm bracelet Floyd has on...WOW

  • CaramelDrop

    Those little, short, sweaty looking fingers tell IT ALL FLOYD ...."weeee whittle man with a whittle TT". I just don't like the bedazzled leprechaun?

  • Renee26

    The father is a control freak....there's not a man alive who could stop me from visiting my mother when she's sick...this just shows that the father has control over the whole house and the boys....it's his way or no way. That's sad

  • MissHarlem

    You like me you really like me ?

  • Rayne

    Is he looking at what I'm looking at? Pretty...Is taken out of context daily. ?

  • Renee26

    She is ok with the control....probably has a sad backstory that severed her back bone

    Right, no masks needed...They are hideously ugly in a scary way....I wonder if they have girlfriends who can see past it

  • Renee26

    Those boys aren't in control of their own lives or minds apparently...the father is controlling in an unhealthy way. He will not let those boys speak for themselves and his wife probably can't either. A love of family would have put basketball on the back burner to embrace, support, and comfort their sick mother. People die from strokes every day; those moments were precious. The father basically said that winning the game was more important than family.

  • AG

    She looks as if she is doing much better. LaVar seems to be a great husband and father. Kudos.

  • Renee26

    I swear I thought of the Menendez brothers when I read this too....I bet the house is like a prison....he's commanded his poor wife into having a stroke

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    bless his heart, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *cackles*

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    ^^^ ALL. OF. THIS.
    I wish the youngest would file for legal emancipation so he can stop his dumb ass daddy from fuggin his career up before it even begins.

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    I know right!!! I want one or his, lol

  • Renee26

    Me too!

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    Y'all sayin' Floyd got hooked on phonics around his wrist? LMAO!!!! I can't.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    bless his heart

  • KA

    LaVar Ball is the new Joe Jackson.

  • You Could Never

    You know how my soul is when it comes to basketball. Cant stand his ass. UGH

  • Quitedeliteful

    These rich guys seems to like charm bracelets. I remember seeing Puffy in one and a few other nip-nobs but I don't know their names...

  • Quitedeliteful

    I'm looking at my lil charm bracelet now and it damn sure is rinky-dink in comparison...

  • Quitedeliteful

    It sure does look like a beautiful gift for a woman. If I could have one half that size I'd be in heaven...

  • Quitedeliteful

    I thought the same thing. He probably sees her as she looked 150 years ago.... Nice that he finds his wife pretty, tho. I can appreciate that.

  • Quitedeliteful

    He's taking that head of household title to the max!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Hopefully they grow into their looks....

  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    Mine too.. I want his, lol

  • PrettyBrown28

    I don't care what y'all say, this man abuses his wife.

  • stav

    Happy she's doing better! I have no idea why she stays with that dictator of a husband.

  • samuel severino

    You are wrong. Dead wrong. He is not trying to “finagle” the next boy in line into UCLA. HE IS ALREADY ENROLLED, attending classes and practicing w the team.

    AND he doesn’t have an apparel contract with BBB, he wears Under Armour the same as all student athletes at UCLA. In fact, they keep LiAngelo out of the majority of the TV show, meet and greets and other things to make sure he doesn’t affect his time at UCLA.

    Sorry the facts got in the way of your nonsense.

  • samuel severino

    His daddy is the reason his boys are where they are as he has been training them since they were 2. He pulled LaMelo out of school because he wasn’t getting fair treatment and was getting fouled roughly and unnecessarily by kids jealous of his son’s fame.

    Any parent would do the same to protect their kid. Sgt. Harrison made Shaquille leave early for the NBA because he was getting beat up badly every single game.

  • samuel severino

    Wrong. He didn’t basically say that winning was more important than her health. He said “that is y’alls Momma but she is My Girl. Don’t worry I got your Momma, she gon be all right.”

    LaVar doesn’t even have professionals helping her recover. He is doing it himself with the help of her parents and she is recovering quickly.
    “No one getting paid to help her is going to do as good a job as the people that love her.”

    You guys need to stop hating on positivity and love.

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Naw, she ain't pretty and I ain't buying his shoes cause of his white wife.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    girl i know, smh

  • samuel severino

    Exactly. So proud of you for making this point. Black people are like Crabs in a barrel doing anything to pull the other one down.

    This site is full of women who bemoan the fact that most Black kids do not have a strong Black male role model of any sort in their lives.

    Yet a strong black man comes along who has raised 3 kids in an affluent community, all of them have excellent grades, are articulate, not tatted up, do not wear their pants off of their behinds and will not be getting knocked up by any Thots or addicted to lean. Yet all people want to do is complain about their looks, their “lack of blackness” or the fact that he is more like a modern day Furious Styles which our community needs more of.

  • Joe Blacco

    The Lakers did not beat the Clippers. They beat the Suns. Ball looked like doo doo against the Clippers.

  • samuel severino

    I challenge you to watch just one episode of Ball in The Family on Facebook and there is no way in hell you compare him to Joe Jackson. He doesn’t beat his kids and he is a clearly loving Father and Husband.

  • i troll it like i see it

    The Ball's are one unattractive ass family.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    He strikes me as the iron fist controlling type.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Yes they are tragedies but they get it from their parents. Both mom and dad are very hideous. LeVar's teething are like a stick of margarine.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    They have his head/shape and her face...

  • Marlika

    She looks like a gay white man. She looks like favors Jack Macfarland from Will & Grace. ??

  • shun king

    ok iam going to see can i get you that

  • KA

    He’s controlling his kids’ careers and he talks a lot of stuff. That is what I was referring to - not whether he beats his kids. But how are you going to say a son shouldn’t see his mother because HE decided it would mess up his concentration? Wow.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Thank you very much! Oh and remember: only the best diamonds will do! If you can find one that rivals the one Floyd has dangling on his arm I would really appreciate it...

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Vonn

    Birdlike. A family of toucans.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    She looks great. Glad she is getting better, after having a stroke, at such a young age. I love my BBB shirt, it fits perfect!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Missy

    Omg i still luv that show??

  • MzKeriBabee

    Although I am no LaVar Ball, I am reading some of the comments and all I can is WOW...

  • cherrypie

    Sure does. Two out of three have her eyes. Its crazy how genetics works.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Did you hear that nigga say that if anyone wants a post-game interview outside the mandatory one it would cost $150K?
    Lonzo hasn't played three games yet and this fool is talking about charging folks.
    Someone dropped Lavar on his swole up egg head when he was little.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Let us all join hands and agree.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You have a very skewed, myopic and superficial view of success.
    Just like someone else posted one of those boys is going to go off like the Menendez brothers, and don't say no one warned you.

  • ramosyo

    Lmaooooo correct ! All the kids look just like HER

  • Rhondalousey

    Oh shut up. You know nothing, get out of here.

  • Chocolate

    This is good news- one report sounded like she was near death. I'm glad she is better.

  • the conscious one

    I'll second that.

  • Chocolate

    He comes off like he hates women. Hopefully it's just an act

  • samuel severino

    UCLA was in the tournament. Immediately after they lost he flew back by himself to be with his Mom.

    And if you watched that game against Kentucky in the Sweet 16 where everyone made fun of him for playing so bad IT WAS BECAUSE he was so worried about his Mom.

    Newsflash - lots of players still play when they are dealing w tragedy. Isaiah Thomas played right after his sister died and people gave him flack for that. Your can never win for losing.

  • i troll it like i see it

    He's the most narcissistic stage father I've ever seen. He's basically living his dreams through those kids at any cost.

  • KA

    I am very well acquainted with the basketball world. I was a coach’s wife and an athlete’s mom. Athletes have to push through everything. You are right in everything you said; I don’t dispute any of that. However, it is obvious LaVar Ball manages his sons’ careers with a heavy hand.

    By the way, I don’t think the Jacksons would have been as successful as they are without Joe. However, when the kids got grown they resented and hated him. When someone rules with a heavy hand, it’s expected. I don’t think a parent’s relationship with their child should be sacrificed for anything, let alone success.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOOL!!!!!!!!

  • Django the God

    He didn't get Mayweather to endorse 3BB shoes?

    That's the plug right there...

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Right on??

  • shelly

    I don't understand why the boys would listen to him. If my mother is in a hospital for anything there is nothing stopping me from seeing her. It says a lot about her sons and it's not good.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Bless Tina, that's one strong lady...

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I can't stand him either which is why i just said she's strong....

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    That charm bracelet tho....

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    To time out you go lol

  • samuel severino

    You know that because?

  • samuel severino

    I am going to go out on a limb and say that I know more about The Balls than this entire board combined. Nice try though.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Go to church and repent.

    Pronto!!!

  • samuel severino

    I seriously think that you are the one suffering from myopia. Let me educate you.

    Raising a family in Chino Hills is a success as the median income is over $100,000.

    Getting all of your kids to go to college would be considered a success. On scholarships.

    You have a very successful family business that just moved into a bigger and larger facility due to all of the orders.

    Your 3 kids drive a Range Rover, a Ferrari and a Lamborghini.

    Your BLACK SONS have grown up there entire lives w both parents in the home and a loving relationship.

    You are able to employ most of your family and pay them well.

    Your kids are educated, intelligent, respectful, not gang members, drug dealers or addicts and are very level headed and all 3 kids are in long term relationships like they have seen their parents do.

    Your firstborn is the face of the Los Angeles Lakers.

    That is a success no matter how you slice it. Anything else is just hatred. I would love to be that unsuccessful my man.

    I work hard, make almost 6 figures, my daughter is in private school and in gymnastics with the best coaches. She knows her daddy loves her and has been saying her affirmations since she was 3. I have no problem being a very strong influence in my daughter’s life.

  • Renee26

    There’s nothing wrong with allowing professionals to nurse a person back to health... the write up said they weren’t allowed to visit her in the hospital... kids should have that right regardless of whatever else is going on in their lives because Momma is the one who gives life. So IMO Momma is #1 and I’m gonna be focused right at her bedside watching her sleep and talking to her and comforting her when I feel like it regardless of what anybody has to say even Daddy

  • Kimberly King

    I like Lavar.... I think we're so used to seeing fatherless ass athletes come up, that the few times we see a black father (think back to Tiger and Serena's fathers), we want to call them overbearing, crazy, cocky, etc. Richard Williams told white people BOTH of his daughters would become #1 ranked tennis players and win multiple GS titles. They laughed at him and told him to go back to Compton. 20 years and millions of dollars later, guess who got the last laugh? lol So if Lavar sees something in his son, let it be. More black parents need to encourage their children and let them know that they can be the best and do whatever it is they dream of doing. Can't begin to discuss the amount of black kids that walk into my classroom with low self-esteem. I'm so over it. Lift these black kids up!

  • T3

    Can't begin to discuss the amount of black kids that walk into my classroom with low self-esteem. I'm so over it.

    This!!!!!!!!!!! #fixitJesus #ittakesavillage #whosgoingtosavethem #parentsaffirmyourchildren #onadaily #itsnecessary #thankmelater #itseasiertobuildstrongchildrenthantorepairbrokenmen

  • Sweet Black Cherri

    First of all, Men and charm bracelets, ISSA NO!! Secondly, I am torn about this character we know as LaVar Ball. I say character because we don't know him behind closed doors. I see both sides of the coin. One side there is the proud father who recognized his son's talent and nurtured it to the fullest. He has 3 talented and seemingly successful young men with no prison records, no 5-6 babies with 10 babymamas, no college dropouts, with a strong sense of family. These are all the very admirable qualities that we look for and want for our own young black men and the fact that they have grown up in and still see a thriving family unit is amazing. However, he comes off in the media as the very things we hate. He appears misogynistic, over-bearing, loud, too cocky, and just an all around dick head. I can't help sometimes when I look at him if he nurtured his son's dreams, or he is living vicariously through these young men. I get that impression a lot with some of his actions like the not letting them see their mom. It just seems too much like a show either way you look at it.

  • PrettyBrown28

    Because I'm psychic, now be gone. ??

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Maybe it's just me but I know A LOT of Black parents who encourage their kids to excel in athletics. The problem with us is that we don't focus that same energy on academics. Richard Williams, Mathew Knowles, etc are not anomalies lol They just happen to be the parents of kids who *made* it but there's plenty of Black fathers and mothers living through their kids and trying to get them put on for different industries.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I don't watch the show nor do I know anything about their family but ummm, who *would* beat their children on camera? lol Just be careful with thinking you know what goes on in a reality TV family's home....

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    sorry sandra but u got it backwards the Lakers got blown out and ball got shut down and bullied all night by Patrick Beverly! he only had 3 points! he had 29 against the sun's one of the worst teams in the NBA! he is still the same player he was in college plays well against inferior opponents and comes up small against real competition!

  • SoChlo

    ?????

  • R in NYC

    I'm happy their wife and mother is doing better.

  • lovelygamour

    I'm glad she is doing better. My heart broke for her. They had kids to be the parents of basketball stars. Then when it comes time to go she has a health issue. Her kids couldnt see her because she would forever be blamed. I understand. I wouldve went to see my mom atleast once. But ball knew what she was signing up for.
    A lot of mixed race kids are created for a purpose. Theirs is basketball. It worked out great for them. I might support them one day by buying some merchendise, I wont go out of my way. I havent heard any of them treating blackwomen badly,.

  • Mrs Mary

    the entire family is funny looking from the youngest to the oldest...SMH..pretty where??? lmao

  • Kimberly King

    Yea... it's just you. I clearly mentioned the education system I work in where 95% of my students are not athletes. They're trying to survive in this hateful world and many of the want to succeed academically... But they don't have the support from their parent(s) at home. That's where I step in. Reread and try again.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Sounds like you work with a bunch of fat kids lol No shade buttttt, when & where I grew up *everybody* played a sport.

    And to reiterate, I did mention Black parents not being as vigilant with academics. Soooo maybe you should try to understand context and try again.

  • Guess Who

    You took the words out of my mouth!

  • Kimberly King

    Fat because they don't play sports? lmao You're a complete dumb ass. It takes talent to play a sport. Plenty of "fat" boys on the football team playing RB or a lineman. I don't have too many overweight children in my classes. The queen never has to try. I'm perfect. That's for peasants like yourself. Tootles

  • AllSeductress

    THANK YOU FOR UR DEDICATION - MOST OF THESE KIDS HAVE BEEN LACKING SUPPORT AND JUST SOMEONE TO SAY I LOVE YOU- WE GOING TO DO THIS TOGETHER

  • Kimberly King

    Absolutely ! Thank you !!!