2. It was never about UCLA
Even if UCLA loses, Ball will use this as a moment to pump up his family. He will claim that if they had all three of the Ball’s playing on the court together then Kentucky would have stood no chance against them. This will in one way promote the Ball family as the greatest basketball playing family to ever a grace a basketball court, but it will also be his way of telling Kentucky that they wish they could have them. Self promotion is the overall goal with LaVar Ball and win or lose he will use any moment to pump up the future of LaMelo and Liangelo.
The Ball dynasty at UCLA will be all LaVar Ball talks about. Nothing about the Bruins, Steve Alford, or why Kentucky actually won the game. Just about how the future is bright, because his kids are going to be at UCLA for the next few years and they’ll be great because of it. By the way they’re his kids. From the genes of LaVar Ball in case anybody forgot. Make sure to remember that part otherwise he’ll spend the next two hours furiously telling anybody that will listen to him about it.
As Kentucky heads off to the Elite Eight, and potentially the Final Four, LaVar Ball will continue his media tour speaking of Lonzo Ball as the greatest to ever play. In his mind, the Ball family didn’t lose, UCLA lost, and that’s of no concern to him as long as Lonzo Ball goes on to be a great player.