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Hoping to extend more on their wonderful father-son relationship, UCLA guard Lonzo Ball wrote a touching letter to LaVar Ball for Father’s Day.
Lonzo wrote to LaVar in a piece for The Players’ Tribune ahead of Father’s Day this weekend:
One of the things I admire most about you is that you don’t really care what other people think. People can have whatever opinions they want about who you are as a person, but they’ll never have all the facts. They’ll never know you like I do.
They weren’t there when you cleared out our living room so that my brothers and I would have room to play games and just be kids.
They’ve never woken up to the smell of one of your signature breakfasts, which you made for us every single day when we were growing up.
And they weren’t there when you were making sure that I always took care of business in the classroom and graduated from high school with a 4.0 GPA.
But you were.
There’s nothing I can ever do to really pay you back for all you’ve done for me. There might be a car or two I might have in mind, but I know that a car won’t really cut it. The best way I know how to repay you is by living up to the vision you’ve always had for me. You’ve always said that making it to the NBA is much easier than staying there. I want to take the belief you’ve shown in me and justify it. I want you to see me play and be able to sit back with a sense of satisfaction knowing that I made it. That we made it.
I know there are a lot of kids who aren’t lucky enough to have a father figure in their lives. That’s a really tough obstacle to overcome. So regardless of what anyone else thinks of you, I’m just incredibly thankful to have you as my dad. If I didn’t have you as an influence in my life, I don’t think I’d be in the position I am today. Actually, I know I wouldn’t.