LaVar Ball on Davis trade: 'It will be the worst move the Lakers ever did'

When news broke that the Los Angeles Lakers traded for Anthony Davis by shipping Lonzo Ball, other members of their core and picks to the New Orleans Pelicans, many wondered how LaVar Ball would react.

In February, the Ball family patriarch declared that the team would never win a championship if they traded his son, Lonzo.

In the hours following the trade, LaVar continued to insist that the trade was a mistake for the Lakers and their title hopes.

“Like I said, I guarantee it will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship,” LaVar proclaimed. “Guarantee it.”

Here are LaVar’s thoughts in full:

“They [are] going to regret it. I’m [going] to have fun with it. I told y’all it was crashing down. Now, it completely crashed, but at least my son got off the boat before the thing exploded. I gave [them] a chance. You can rewind it and go back, and I said ‘If you get the three Ball brothers you’re going to survive this. You let them go, it’s going to be a cold day in hell.’I don’t care where Lonzo plays. Like I said, I just want him to be healthy and I want him to play. And it’s better to go somewhere where you can just play and do your thing, and be that guy instead of having all these question marks behind him. Once you don’t believe in him it’s kinda hard to come back and be like ‘Oh, we believe in him now.’ Cause now we don’t know if you’re true or not. You had the first chance to believe in him and you didn’t. So, guess what? It’s time to go.”

LaVar not only had thoughts on the Lakers, but had some parting words for owner Jeanie Buss as well.

When asked if he had a message for her, Lavar said, “Have a good day, get you some donuts and milk and relax like a big baller.”

Ball was at the Drew League on Saturday watching his youngest son, LaMelo, when news of the trade was announced over the PA system. His initial reaction was that of disappointment.

LaVar originally says, ‘It’s not a big deal’

In his first interview following the trade, LaVar downplayed the news involving his son.

“My thing is this, all my boys will be in the NBA,” LaVar told Instagram user Fredo Cervantes. “When they all linked up, I’m good.”

Turning his attention towards Lonzo, Lavar said, “He can play with anybody.” “He can play with this guy,” he added, pointing to a bystander.

When the possibility of playing with Zion Williamson was brought up he said, “That don’t mean Zion gotta learn how to play.”

“Like I said, Lonzo work good with anybody, so it’s not a big deal,” LaVar finished.

Shortly after his first interview, LaVar and his wife Tina departed. When asked about the trade, LaVar told crowding bystanders, “We good.”

Well, it didn’t take long for LaVar to come out with another signature interview. After initially downplaying the trade, LaVar came out and did what he does best, boast about his sons and talk trash.

LaVar said he’s going to have fun with and perhaps, more interviews will be on the way soon.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: LaVar Ball, father of Lonzo Ball #2 of the UCLA Bruins, watches the game against the USC Trojans at Galen Center on January 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 01: UCLA guard Lonzo Ball's father LaVar Ball talks to a reporter before a college basketball game between the Washington Huskies and the UCLA Bruins on March 1, 2017, at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human-interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, June 12 included Diane Keaton ('AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Diane Keaton'), Lonzo and LaVar Ball and musical guest Phoenix. (Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) LAVAR BALL, JIMMY KIMMEL, LONZO BALL
TORRANCE, CA - MARCH 14: Lavar Ball is seen at the game between Chino Hills High School and Bishop Montgomery High School at El Camino College on March 14, 2017 in Torrance, California. (Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: LaVar Ball, father of Lonzo Ball, looks on during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07: LaVar Ball, father of Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers, greets fans at halftime of a 2017 Summer League game between the Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Clippers won 96-93 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: LaVar Ball and ice Cube compete in a four point shooting contest during the BIG3 game event at Staples Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: (L-R) Ice Cube and Lavar Ball compete in the Four Point Challenge during week eight of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Staples Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: LaVar Ball attends the BIG3 at Staples Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CHINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 02: LaVar Ball (L) and LaMelo Ball attend Melo Ball's 16th Birthday on September 2, 2017 in Chino, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Crosswalk Productions )
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 02: LaVar Ball holds courd during The Los Angeles Lakers game against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on October 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 31: LaVar Ball attends a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center on October 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LaVar Ball (L), father of basketball player LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, attends a promotional event in Hong Kong on November 14, 2017. UCLA players LiAngelo Ball -- the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball -- and teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested on November 7 in Hangzhou ahead of their regular-season-opening game against Georgia Tech in nearby Shanghai this past weekend. ESPN reported that they were nabbed on suspicion of stealing from a Louis Vuitton store and later freed on bail but ordered to remain in Hangzhou. / AFP PHOTO / Anthony WALLACE (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)
LaVar Ball (R), father of LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, poses for a selfie with a fan during a promotional event in Shanghai on November 10, 2017. LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers star Lonzo Ball, was among three college basketball players arrested in China on suspicion of shoplifting, US media reports said on November 8. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21: LaVar Ball (R) and Tina Ball attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center on November 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 27: LaVar Ball looks on during the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the LA Clippers on November 27, 2017 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 7: LaVar Ball, father of Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers, reacts after the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on December 7, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Lakers defeated the 76ers 107-104. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) LaVar Ball attends a game between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2017 in New York City. The Knicks defeated the Lakers 113-109 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: LaVar Ball and Tina Ball attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on December 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
PRIENAI, LITHUANIA - JANUARY 05: LaVar Ball, father of LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball looks on during their first training session with Lithuania Basketball team Vytautas Prienai on January 5, 2018 in Prienai, Lithuania. (Photo by Alius Koroliovas/Getty Images)
KAUNAS, LITHUANIA - JANUARY 12: Lavar Ball in action during the 2017/2018 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 17 game between Zalgiris Kaunas and Unicaja Malaga at Zalgirio Arena on January 12, 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania. (Photo by Alius Koroliovas/EB via Getty Images)
Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball holds up a jersey a press conference in Prienai, Lithuania, where his sons LaMelo Ball, LiAngelo Ball will play for the Vytautas club on January 5, 2018. Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomed LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
CHINO HILLS, CA - MAY 18 Portrait of Tina Ball and Husband Lavar Ball in the entry of their Chino Hills family home on May 18, 2018. Tina is the matriarch of the Ball basketball family but has been relatively quiet during their rise in the sports world. (Photo by Damon Casarez for The Washington Post via Getty Images
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