Bulls’ Lonzo Ball will be ready for next season, dad LaVar Ball says

LaVar Ball lives by the credo of “speak it into existence.’’

That could be very good news for the Bulls.

Appearing in an interview with ESPN 1000’s David Kaplan, the boisterous father of point guard Lonzo Ball was very confident that his son would be ready for the start of the 2022-23 regular season. There was growing concern that might not be the case, especially with Ball having several setbacks in his comeback attempt from left knee surgery throughout the second half of this past season.

The elder Ball, however, did his best to ease some minds.

“You know what, he should be ready for the season this year,” LaVar Ball said. “Because he’s going to stay out here [in Los Angeles} and get it done the right way. Sometimes you have to get your own guy to say, ‘OK, this is how we gotta do this.’”

LaVar Ball went on to say that he told Lonzo, “If all else fails, go back to the basics, which is come back to me and let me get you right because you were never hurt when you were with me.”

The elder Ball thought the Bulls took the wrong approach in trying to get Lonzo Ball back up and running after he underwent the surgery, as well as was working back from a bone bruise. LaVar Ball felt that the team’s training staff should have done most of the rehab in the…

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