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LaVar Ball Blames NBA Training Staff And Puma’s ‘Raggedy’ Shoes For His Sons’ Injuries

LaVar Ball. Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images Nov 29, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) and Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball (2) hug after the game at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

LaVar Ball made it clear who he blames for the recent injuries to his sons LaMelo and Lonzo Ball. Most Notably, LaVar blamed the training staff in the NBA along with Puma’s shoes for not giving LaMelo the support that he needed on his ankles.

In a recent interview with CBS Sports, Ball delivered another one of his vintage rants.

“They say, oh, LaVar, you worked the boys out too hard — that’s why they hurt. No, the reason they hurt is because they got away from me. And they start doing these roody-poo workouts.”

Lavar Ball said in a recent interview with Bill Reiter

Lonzo has had his career stifled by injuries in the last few years. The 26-year-old hasn’t played an NBA game since January 2022. In that time, the eldest son has undergone three surgeries on his knee. However, the good news is that he may be returning soon as early as next season.

As for LaMelo, ankle injuries have become a frequent occurrence in the last few years. The All-Star guard hasn’t suited up for the Charlotte Hornets since January 26th and was recently ruled out for the rest of the season.

“A lot of things have to do with them raggedy shoes that Melo be wearing. Them shoes are not made the right way for him. That’s why he keeps tweaking his ankle every single time.”

Lamelo Ball

There is no denying that the league is better when both of the Ball brothers are healthy and playing well. The hope is that next season they will be 100 percent. Whatever the issues are that impact their health, the hope is that it can be managed to the best of their abilities.