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Opinion: The Madness of March Madness

Antonio "Tony" Vernon

Antonio "Tony" Vernon

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UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball was one of the most looked up prospects in this year’s draft. He entered March Madness, also known as the NCAA tournament for college basketball, with all eyes on him.

Recently, Ball and his family have been receiving attention, not just because of his outstanding basketball play, but because of his father’s outstanding comments about his son’s basketball skills and his potential in the NBA.

“He’s not as good as Stephen Curry. Heck no,” said Ball’s father, Lavar Ball. “He will be better than Stephen Curry.”

Curry is a two-time most valuable player in the NBA and is considered one of the best three-point shooter of all time, which has led to harsh public opinions. Many think that these outlandish comments from Ball about  his son are putting to much pressure on him and could possibly lead to him collapsing. 

On the counter, some also believes Ball has unlimited potential and father should not set a limit for his son.

Personally, I think  that it is fine to make these comments about your son, but maybe not to all of national media and in a disrespectful way to Curry and many others mentioned.

While Lavar Ball said that they were going to win the National Championship, the UCLA Bruins were eliminated by the Kentucky Wildcats in the Sweet Sixteen.

 

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