"The workout is something that we'll keep the doors closed on."
Lonzo Ball will be working out for the Los Angeles Lakers today and his father LaVar Ball isn't invited.
Lakers head coach Luke Walton appeared on the Jim Rome Show earlier this week and said that LaVar is welcome to join them all for dinner, but will not be permitted at the workout.
"Absolutely. If he wanted to come to the dinner. I think the workout is something that we'll keep the doors closed on, but the dinner, I think he would definitely make the dinner more entertaining. He's definitely welcomed to join us for that one."
The Lakers hold the #2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, which is about two weeks away, and all signs point to them selecting the hometown kid who played his freshman season close by at UCLA.
Walton told Rome that LaVar's antics will not impact whether or not they select Lonzo with their first round pick.
"No, I wouldn't [be concerned about LaVar's opinionated nature]. We're in the NBA, to me, that's not an issue. Parents are always gonna have their opinions. They're gonna be outspoken at times. As you know, Jim, I have a very outspoken father myself. It doesn't bother me. If we were to draft him, we're gonna coach him. He's gonna be part of our team. He's gonna be part of our family. And we'll go from there. This is the NBA. We'll keep the team where it needs to be. We'll not let outside things like that influence us on whether or not we pick the kid."
We'll find out soon enough at the draft on June 22nd.