Silver thinks LaVar Ball 'will settle down' once Lonzo is drafted


NBA commissioner Adam Silver believes LaVar Ball "will settle down" once son Lonzo is picked in the upcoming draft.

Silver spoke on Wednesday, and naturally the topic of LaVar Ball's controversial comments and outspoken personality regarding his son's abilities were raised.

LaVar has previously said 19-year-old Lonzo - expected to be drafted in the top two - is better than Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and would beat Hall of Famer Michael Jordan in a one-on-one contest.

"I think here, if I were an NBA team looking at Lonzo Ball, I'm not sure how much consideration I would give to his father," Silver told ESPN.

"I think ultimately the issue is, how much game does Lonzo have, how great a player can he be.

"I think his dad will invariably settle down once his son is drafted and a team has the appropriate discussions with him. So I'm not concerned about that."

According to Silver, much of that has to do with LaVar trying to make a brand and impact with his son before a team selects him.

Silver said LaVar's promotional skills are "quite incredible."