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Kyrie Irving to LaVar Ball: ‘Let Lonzo Be Lonzo’ 

Kyrie Irving is the latest NBA star to weigh in on the Ball family. The NBA Champion had some serious advice for LaVar.

As a guest on his teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye’s podcast, Irving basically says that LaVar needs to detach himself from his son’s basketball career because he’s 19 years old and with his NBA career on the horizon it’ll soon be impossible for LaVar to be involved as he has been thus far. Via ESPN:

“I’m sorry, LaVar, you’re not going to be in every hotel room that Lonzo is going to be in,” Kyrie said as a guest on Uninterrupted’s “Road Trippin'” podcast hosted by Cleveland Cavaliers veterans Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye. “You’re not going to be everywhere and part of his life as he continues to grow up. You got to let go. He’s 19-years old. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want it to bypass him being a father, but he’s got to let Lonzo be Lonzo for the long haul.”

Irving, 25, said he spoke to his father a long time ago about living life on his own terms.

“I had to have a talk with my dad, and I was just like, ‘Man, Dad, I love you, but I’m going to make my own decisions,'” Irving said. “And he told me, when I turn 18, I’m responsible enough for myself to make my own decisions, and he’s going to be there to help along the way. But when I turned 18, like, I got my first tattoo. I got my ear pierced. I just started doing my own thing.”

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