Watch: LaVar Ball and the Influence of Black Sports Dads

Whether you like LaVar Ball or hate him, at the end of the day, the proof is in the pudding: His son Lonzo Ball can play. It’s refreshing to see a black man speak so fearlessly and confidently about his son’s abilities, but now it’s time to let his son shine. We predict that Lonzo will definitely be a force in his rookie season.

In the video above, we pay tribute to some of the other well-known sports dads who buck the stereotype of the absent black father.


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Peter J. Rickards

Spoiled Jamaican with one job: Video Producer @ TheRoot.