I mean why beat around the bush, because we’re not talking about a crew or entourage, but simply a dad?

Philadelphia 76ers special adviser Jerry Colangelo said Friday on Sports Radio 94 WIP that evaluating former UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball is “challenging” because of the “people around him," without mentioning his outspoken father, Lavar, by name.

“I think Ball is a terrific prospect and could have an outstanding NBA future,” said Colangelo. “I think it’s going to be challenging with the people around him, without being specific.

“And yet, I don’t think teams should bypass the player because they have those concerns. At the end of the day, what wins in this league is talent, and this is a a very talented young man.”

Although most mocks believe he’ll end up going to his hometown Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 pick, Lonzo has reportedly considering taking part in a pre-draft workout with the 76ers, who will pick third overall selection.

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