Lonzo Ball says he learned how to be a leader from LeBron James and his dad LaVar
Lonzo Ball seems to be taking the Los Angeles Lakers' struggles in stride.
The Lakers were beat down 96-81 Saturday by the Utah Jazz. Ball was held to just nine points, four assists, two rebounds a pair of steals and five turnovers.
While his father LaVar was quick to criticize anyone else during his son's low points at UCLA, the younger Ball is taking the blame himself.
"That is how I was brought up," Ball said on Monday after practice. "I am not going to change. ...It is a team game; we all play for each other, obviously we win and lose as a team. But I like to take the blame when we lose."
"It's just what my dad taught me," he added. "When I started at six, he has been coaching me the same way my whole life."
Ball also said it is a trait that he sees in his favorite player, who will often be quick to take responsibility for his teams.
"My favorite player growing up is LeBron," Ball said. "He still plays the same way to the day. He always takes it [blame]."
A budding bromance with LeBron James and a struggling Cleveland Cavaliers squad could make for an interesting off-season. Just saying.