LaVar Ball hasn’t always been basketball’s most famous stage dad. At one point he was just an anonymous face in the crowd. Maybe. This 2015 interview from a Chino Hills game seems to imply he’s been the same guy for a while now.
This video is so old that LaMelo looks like a child and there was a strange focus on LaVar Ball being Andre Ball‘s uncle. It’s also pre-Big Baller Brand as everyone in the section is wearing a “TEAM BALL” t-shirt. The brand wasn’t always there, but the personality behind it was.
And while we’re here, it’s a good time to point out that LaMelo Ball has allegedly grown from 6’2″ to 6’5″ which should make UCLA feel a little better about him insisting on becoming a Bruin in 2019.