LaMelo Ball, LiAngelo Ball, Lonzo Ball, LaVar Ball

In an interview with Bleacher Report, LaMelo Ball told a story about an instance that occurred during his childhood that almost cost him his life. During an afternoon in a rough neighborhood in Los Angeles, Ball remembers shooting on a side goal away from everybody else watching his brothers, Lonzo and LiAngelo.

All of a sudden, a fight broke out. He remembers a man saying “Alright alright, imma be back.” The man returned to the gym with a black hoodie carrying a gun and “shot the whole gym up.” He says the only thing he heard was “pop pop pop pop.” In a split second, he recalls his father scooping him up, along with his three brothers, and carrying them out of the gym.

LaVar Ball may get a ton of heat in the media, but when it comes to being a father, there is nothing you can say.