Video: Watch LaVar Ball's Reaction to Lakers Trading Lonzo in Anthony Davis Deal

Megan ArmstrongCorrespondent IIJune 15, 2019

FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball and UCLA player LiAngelo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during an NBA summer league basketball game, in Las Vegas. President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, Nov. 19, that he should have left three UCLA basketball players, including LiAngelo Ball, accused of shoplifting in China in jail after LaVar Ball minimized Trump’s involvement in winning the players’ release during an interview Saturday, Nov. 18, with ESPN. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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LaVar Ball was, for a moment, actually speechless. 

When news broke that the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to include Lonzo Ball in a trade package to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans, the point guard's father was uncharacteristically expressionless:

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LaVar the moment he found out Lonzo was traded to the Pelicans. 👀 (via juicedup.jaay/Instagram https://t.co/JvPq3GSvij

However, Ball's stoicism was unsurprisingly short-lived as he told Chris Montano, "Lonzo works good with anybody, so it's not a big deal."

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LaVar Ball’s reaction to the trade: “Lonzo works good with anybody so it’s not a big deal.” https://t.co/MEbHNqelwF

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ZO JUST PULLED UP TO WATCH LAMELO 👀 @DrewLeague https://t.co/5FYNxRY7K1

Ball's claim that the trade doesn't bother him is a full pivot from when he dismissed New Orleans while speaking to ESPN.com's Ohm Youngmisuk in February. 

"We want to be in L.A.," the elder Ball said. "But if he's traded, I don't want Lonzo in New Orleans. Phoenix is the best fit for him. And I am going to speak it into existence."

While eyes were trained on his father, Lonzo slipped into the crowd to watch his younger brother LaMelo play in the Drew League.

The full trade package, as reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, will send Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart along with three first-round picks—including this year's No. 4 overall selection—to the Pelicans for Davis.