Basketball players who try to rap is certainly no new phenomenon. Lonzo Ball is just the latest to take a crack at it-- whether or not it was a good idea.
(Spoiler alert: it isn't, because his style is straight trash.)
Ball's new mixtape, Born 2 Ball, just dropped, and the send-off song is a heartfelt ode to the man who raised him to be the baller that he is.
In the track, simply called "LaVar," Lonzo ridicules those who have expressed ill will toward the biggest baller and shows his support for all that his father has done (and continues to do) for his budding NBA career.
Unfortunately, Lonzo sleepwalks through the track with a flow and cadence completely devoid of anything resembling waking human energy. It's actually staggering how disinterested the kid really sounds. Have a listen:
Love 'em or hate 'em, this family is tight, together, and could clearly careless about what the "haters" have to say. So don't expect this utterly lifeless, musically desolate track to really blow back on them very hard.
Because why should they even care either way?
Lonzo Ball Drops Emotional Tribute Rap Song About LaVar https://t.co/TpysdlTvvU— TMZ (@TMZ) February 15, 2018
LaVar has raised three sons who are all playing professional basketball, and none of them are even at the legal U.S. drinking age. Big Baller Brand is clearly doing something right, and if you let Lonzo tell it, he wouldn't have it any other way.