LaVar Ball has revealed that he doesn't have any sort of relationship with LeBron James.
James, now the teammate of LaVar's son, Lonzo Ball, has clashed with the senior Ball in the past and there were worries that things could get a bit dramatic after the superstar's sensational move to the Los Angeles Lakers.
For now, though, they have been keeping away from each other, which is probably what's best for LeBron, the Balls and the Lakers.
TMZ Sports caught up with LaVar recently and asked about his relationship with James.
"I really don't have a relationship with LeBron," he replied. "I like it. He ain't done nothing bad to me, I ain't done nothing bad to him. So as long as we good, we'll be alright."
The pair had a moment last year after Ball said that LeBron's son, "Bronny" James Jr., would have a hard time living up to his dad's legacy.
James shot back by saying, "Keep my kids' name out of your mouth, keep my family out of your mouth."
LaVar couldn't help another pop at Bronny in the video above, however. After being asked if he could see all of his sons, Lonzo, LaMelo and LiAngelo, playing in the same team as LeBron and Bronny, he said that it was indeed possible but noted that the latter needs to "bring his game", adding, "he can't just go on the name, you gotta have some game."
The outspoken 51-year-old also claimed that head coach Luke Walton's job will be safe as long as he plays his son at least 35 minutes every game.
Meanwhile, LeBron and Lonzo have been getting along very well and the superstar has been offering up a lot of praise.
“He’s cat-quick. His length, his hands are very fast, very quick. His ability to pick up full court,” James said recently. “He doesn’t get tired. It allows us to extend our defense as well.”
Prior to that, the new Lakers leader intimated that the young point guard wasn't aware of his own greatness.
"Sometimes he doesn't realize how great he is," he insisted.
"The things that he possesses out on the floor, when Zo realizes how good he is on the floor, it makes him a very dynamic player and it makes us even better. And he's been doing that as of late, [with] his aggressiveness."
What This Means
If what LaVar has said about his relationship (or lack thereof) with LeBron is true, then the Lakers will be better for it.
The last thing they want right now is to have the pair communicating and possibly creating drama. Of course, they wouldn't have to worry about that ordinarily, as James is the epitome of professional.
But things can take weird twists when LaVar gets involved.