Lonzo Ball
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In the summer of 2019, the Los Angeles Lakers traded Lonzo Ball, among other players, to the New Orleans Pelicans in return for Anthony Davis. In addition to that, the Lakers replaced head coach Luke Walton with Frank Vogel. After making these changes, Los Angeles won its seventeenth NBA title.

LaVar Ball was asked by a fan if he thought that LeBron James undervalued Lonzo which led to him being traded. According to the elder Ball, it had everything to do with the coaching, not LeBron. He pointed at the fact that the Lakers won a championship by just bringing Davis and Vogel.

Per Rob Goldberg of Bleacher Report:

@y33t3r3v3rs: Do you think LeBron did Lonzo dirty? Knowing how deep he’s rooted in the Lakers’ front office do you feel he undervalued Lonzo?

LeBron didn’t do nothing. It was just the coaching over there. Coaches didn’t know how to play LeBron and Lonzo together. The one time they did that they both had a triple-double in the game. That’s what should have been going on that whole time. It was just the coaching over there that didn’t fit. You saw they brought in one new guy and they won a championship. Just by bringing in AD and a new coach. It was that simple.