LaVar Ball has never been shy about expressing his opinions, no matter how outlandish they might be.
Ever since the NBA Draft, when his son Lonzo was selected with the No. 2 overall pick, Ball has been talking up the Lakers.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that he has high expectations for his son's squad when the 2017-18 season tips off in a few short weeks.
Appearing on the "CBS Sports Flagrant Two" podcast, Ball explained his vision for the Lakers this season, which naturally includes them hoisting the Larry O'Brien Trophy at the end of the year:
"I've got a vision for this year," Ball said. "[The Lakers] are gonna win them 50 games, and they gonna get in them playoffs, and the story that's gonna be for L.A. is Steve Kerr versus Luke Walton. That's gonna be a hell of an L.A. story, because he don't want that matchup. Luke know them tendencies, for that type of team. He knows 'em. And then there's another big story that y'all gonna have: The bigmouth father LaVar said his son was better than Steph Curry -- now let's see!
"If they get them suckers in the Western Conference finals, the Lakers are gonna get them. And when they get to the Finals, my son ain't gonna lose."
Obviously, that's a bit of a stretch for this season, as the Lakers are coming off the third-worst record in the NBA.
Still, though, he explained that he believes Lakers coach Luke Walton would have Steve Kerr's number in a head-to-head matchup:
"Kerr don't want that. Luke knows all his tendencies. He don't want that matchup," Ball said. "Them other coaches don't know him like that. You see what [Walton] did when Steve Kerr was hurt. They won 30-something games -- that boy was like the head coach of the year. He knows what's going on when it comes to playing that game -- ain't too much you can do. He knows ways to stop that. There's a reason he's working on defense right now. Because he knows the offense is nothing -- that's easy.
"Once these guys get in their mind that they play defense? Man, you got all this length and speed and guys off the bench that can run -- man, it's gonna be beautiful for the Lakers! It's gonna be beautiful. It's all lined up."
Though a playoff series between the Lakers and Warriors is unlikely, it will definitely be fun to see the two teams square off during the regular season this year.