- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball says the Bruins lost in the NCAA Tournament because “three white guys” couldn’t pick up the slack after his son injured his hamstring.

LaVar Ball tells Southern California News Group (https://bit.ly/2nLy5DG ) that “realistically you can’t win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow.” The comment appears to be a reference to UCLA starters T.J. Leaf, Bryce Alford and Thomas Welsh.

Ball says his son “popped his hamstring” during the loss to Kentucky in the round of 16. Lonzo Ball never mentioned the injury publicly, but his father says “he’s never going to make excuses.”

Lonzo Ball is projected to be a top pick in this year’s NBA draft.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide