Well, there you have it. Unfortunately for LaVar Ball, his increasingly frivolous actions led to reinforcing the accuracy of the slogan once used by the brand he bombastically considers a rival to his own, because the quote above is proof positive that Adidas was absolutely right..."Impossible IS Nothing".
Before reading the President of the NCAA's statement on the LiAngelo Ball circus, I thought the idea that someone could steal the role of delusional asshole from LaVar was less likely than Lonzo playing meaningful minutes in the 4th quarter. It appears I once again underestimated the sheer shamelessness of a guy whose multi-million dollar bank account is backed by the handiwork of uber-talented individuals who are required to spend a year doing an unpaid internship as a human promotional tool under the ruse of the title "student-athlete" for an entity that wants everyone to believe it's a non-profit.
I mean, to run the billion dollar business that is college athletics while refusing to admit that it's made exponentially more profitable by players that would rather be getting backed down by LeBron's ass than go to class? LaVar Ball's entire personality/persona (sometimes I can't tell which it is) is rooted in an some alternate reality where his flesh and blood are the three kings of the basketball universe, and - in acting like a solid education is the NCAA's priority - Mark Emmert just made him seem down to earth by comparison. One man can at least laugh at himself while loudly admitting that he's unabashed in pushing a product. The other is preaching school while monetizing "amateur" sports. So, you tell me, which man is really doing the most wrong by the children he's in charge of?
Honestly, I'm starting to think it was a good idea for the overbearing father by which all overbearing fathers are to be measured to pull his international thief of a son out of school. LiAngelo Ball is still the smallest of ballers stuck under the watchful eye of a disingenuous jackass, but at least now he's under the watchful eye of a disingenuous jackass that will slide him a cut every once and awhile.