Matt Barnes: LaVar is 'on the way' to spoil LaMelo's basketball career | NBA | SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

  • Published: 03 April 2019
  • Matt Barnes joins Jason Whitlock and Marcellus Wiley in studio today to discuss LaMelo Ball's future in basketball. Hear why Matt is very critical of LaVar Ball's handling of his son and what he thinks the future holds for LaMelo.

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  • Speak For Yourself
    Speak For Yourself   6 months back

    Is LaVar Ball making the right decisions for LaMelo’s basketball career?

    • William Dean
      William Dean  2 weeks back

      Since LaMelo is now being talked about as a potential top 3 pick for the 2020 draft.. it is safe to say he made the right choice for LaMelo

    • Brian Last
      Brian Last  3 months back

      He's to involved it going to push colleges away. He's a loud mouth and wants everything his way . His sons soon will be flipping burgers one will go bankrupt the other one will be working at Walmart the one that stole will be washing toilets soon. There the Kardashians of basket .

  • simp 4 i carly
    simp 4 i carly  2 days back

    this didn't age well....6 months later Lamelo is projected to be the #3 overall pick by ESPN

    • Paris Mcgee
      Paris Mcgee  2 weeks back


      • felix junior
        felix junior  3 weeks back

        Lol, watching this 5 months later knowing that Melo will probably go top 3 is amazing. Lamelo Ball will change the path of future elite NBA prospects and NCAA regulation. He's doing things different and progressively with a bigger following.

        • Donte McLemore
          Donte McLemore  2 weeks back

          felix junior facts narrative changing now

      • William Dean
        William Dean  3 weeks back

        Now LaMelo is balling out in Australia.. Now the NBA scouts are saying he possibly a number 1 pick for the 2020 draft.. At the end of the day.. if you can play.. the door will be open.

        • Donte McLemore
          Donte McLemore  3 weeks back

          William Dean facts completely different conversation now

      • BALLAsTvDotCom
        BALLAsTvDotCom  3 weeks back

        Welp lavar was right lmao

      • J Money
        J Money  1 months back

        I agree with what Matt Barnes says 99% of the time. I think he’s dead wrong about Lavar tho

        • Astro Rockets
          Astro Rockets  1 months back

          Way to go Matt Barnes!!!!! (You have to praise, when they do good). You finally were objective regarding fellow NBA players in your comments regarding the Balls!....Let’s see if you can continue having a critical eye. 🙂✌🏼

          • R last
            R last  2 months back

            Matt Barnes who?!?

            • Storm4155
              Storm4155  2 months back

              Being an athlete is a risky business, a career can be ended by injury. Your career is also somewhat short-term, though basketball players can have a longer career than some other physical contact sports. Why go to college and get paid nothing, plus you have to juggle classes and baskeball. La Melo is joining a professional team(that includes ex NBA players), so he will be able to concentrate solely on basketball and train like a professional. The standard of play in the Australian league is not bad, better than say in China. The colleges are making a ton of money off these young players. La Melo will earn a good salary in Australia, and he will learn how to be a professional player. P.S. Game two in the Australia vs USA series on now(August-2019): Australia 98 USA 94.

              • Leo Paul Bravo
                Leo Paul Bravo  2 months back

                Lavar's son will be the First Pick! If the NBA Draft will have a Fourth Round....he will be the First Pick of the Fourth Round.

                • Lj Temer
                  Lj Temer  2 months back

                  He finna tear the G league up mark my words

                  • Lj Temer
                    Lj Temer  2 months back


                • Yousavedbro Heaven Bound
                  Yousavedbro Heaven Bound  3 months back



                  • Coach E
                    Coach E  3 months back

                    Matt is on point like a number 2 ✏️

                    • Doctor J
                      Doctor J  3 months back

                      No man has the right to critique another man on what he does with his son/sons.

                      • Ben Pitman
                        Ben Pitman  3 months back

                        Greg Jennings is one of my favorite analysts. Him and Jalen Rose are my two favorite analysts. Barnes is dope too!

                        • Stephen Elliott
                          Stephen Elliott  3 months back

                          Yea totally agree the dad is hurting his sons futures

                          • Kenyata Jones
                            Kenyata Jones  3 months back

                            Agree with Matt

                            • Marcos Pineda
                              Marcos Pineda  3 months back

                              How come they be hiring Football players to analyze basketball players. Smh 🤦🏻‍♂️

                              • Jim Ligon
                                Jim Ligon  3 months back

                                I agree with Matt. LaVar is completely selfish.

                                • Skip Lou
                                  Skip Lou  3 months back

                                  100 facts

                                  • Bell Sang
                                    Bell Sang  3 months back

                                    Y'all still believe this mess 😂😭

                                    • Death
                                      Death  3 months back

                                      BBB have been losing ever since Lonzo’s NBA career started.

                                      BBB Neva Won.

                                      • Freeze Biggs
                                        Freeze Biggs  3 months back

                                        but lavar was a athlete Matt he got paid by multiple pro teams

                                        • mike2565
                                          mike2565  3 months back

                                          Let's hear more from Matt Barnes. Like what he has to say.

                                          • Sasa Z
                                            Sasa Z  3 months back

                                            Good job Matt Barnes!

                                            • Garcel
                                              Garcel  3 months back

                                              Lavar Ball is the Joe Jackson of the Nba

                                              • Vangel Vesovski
                                                Vangel Vesovski  3 months back

                                                The NCAA is not where the greatest talent is. The pro leagues in Europe are much tougher.

                                                • KRES 1
                                                  KRES 1  3 months back

                                                  Lavar is a trainwreck and his huge ego isn't parenthood at all it's pure selfishness and his kid's are burning for it.

                                                  • The art of war Is boxing
                                                    The art of war Is boxing  3 months back

                                                    Unfortunately, I don’t see Melo or Gelo in the NBA Lavar is to blame for that in my opinion. No one gives AF about the Drew League! LaVar is a trophy dad.

                                                    • Phillip Henderson
                                                      Phillip Henderson  3 months back

                                                      Matt Barnes 💯.... Stephan Jackson ..💯... ... the other two.....are just Haters ..........

                                                      • Jay Cruz
                                                        Jay Cruz  3 months back

                                                        Barnes speaking the truth.

                                                        • thebigwarthog
                                                          thebigwarthog  3 months back

                                                          He’s ruined LiAngelo and Lamelo’s development already

                                                          • Quincy Lockett
                                                            Quincy Lockett  3 months back

                                                            Thsts to grow until he get his man body

                                                            • QUALITY Car Detail83
                                                              QUALITY Car Detail83  3 months back

                                                              Lamello got game...yall hatin

                                                              • The Majestic Parrot
                                                                The Majestic Parrot  3 months back

                                                                Matt is the 🐐

                                                                • Emory Blake
                                                                  Emory Blake  3 months back

                                                                  Well said Matt, well said.

                                                                  • Moses Malone
                                                                    Moses Malone  3 months back

                                                                    Matt you spoke the truth.

                                                                    • aedr04
                                                                      aedr04  3 months back

                                                                      Forget the balls making it in the league... I just want to see barnes keep making it as an analyst

                                                                      • Joseph Beck-Melendez
                                                                        Joseph Beck-Melendez  3 months back

                                                                        Hit em again with it Matt. Completely agree. Lavar completely ruined his sons' career. Hopefully his sons will find better wisdom somehere else other than Lavar

                                                                        • thatotherdude
                                                                          thatotherdude  3 months back

                                                                          You can’t help but respect guys like Matt Barnes and Steven Jackson. They are straight up, stand up guys, no matter what. If they say it, not only do they mean it, they are probably right.

                                                                          With that being said, I totally respect Lavar Ball and his hustle. Trying to have and control your own brand is always a good move.

                                                                          • Steve Broaddus
                                                                            Steve Broaddus  3 months back

                                                                            LaVar is a clown who would do anything and throw anyone under the bus including his kids for his 15 minutes of fame and its really a shame for them.

                                                                            • Barack Obama
                                                                              Barack Obama  3 months back

                                                                              These dudes HATINN on lavar!! Even you Matt Barnes....
                                                                              He said “it’s more about him than it is the boys..” that’s only because that what YOU focus on.... how bout y’all comment on lamelo’s great passing at Rico Hines......I wasn’t thinking about lavar AT ALL until YALL brought him up.

                                                                              • Barack Obama
                                                                                Barack Obama  3 months back

                                                                                “It’s not gonna be on American local tv....”
                                                                                So?? U THINK WERE NOT GONNA WATCH IT?!

                                                                                • Will ALLEN
                                                                                  Will ALLEN  3 months back

                                                                                  Matt and Stephen Jackson need there own show called (Facts).

                                                                                  • Ma'Halious Walker
                                                                                    Ma'Halious Walker  3 months back

                                                                                    NBA players keep reproducing with these white women. Their children are turning white. One more generation these brothers will be completely whited out. Pure insanity.

                                                                                    • Wakemeup Now
                                                                                      Wakemeup Now  3 months back

                                                                                      Lavar living through his kids! Great point Matt Barnes!

                                                                                      • Nate Campbell
                                                                                        Nate Campbell  3 months back

                                                                                        All that talk everybody doing these are still his songs