Well, not really... but maybe.
First, let me start with a bit of background. Here's a little something you may not know about me: I'm a pretty rabid Boston Celtics fan. My wife will attest to this, as she has had to cover the dogs' ears many a time to protect their innocence from the colorful language that spouts from my mouth while watching Celtics' games.
My fandom began when I was a child, and notable Celtics player, Dee Brown, came to my local mall to put on a dunk show. After the show I got his autograph which I have since lost, because, well...kids suck at keeping stuff. But my fandom was solidified at that point, and I spent the next few years of my childhood dreaming of becoming the next great NBA player. High school appropriately beat that dream out of me, but the love of basketball never died, and I've followed the Boston Celtics ever since.
This brings us to my current clairvoyance.
Back in May, the Celtics were in the act of evaluating draft prospects, as they fortuitously held the rights to draft number one overall in the 2017 NBA Draft. There were a handful of young players who were talented enough to be considered as the number one overall draft pick, so prior to the draft the Celtics organization held workouts for each of the top prospects in order to gauge who to choose. However, one young player, Lonzo Ball, decided he would not be working out for the Celtics. (You may have heard of this young man, or at least of his father, LaVar, who has been known to spout nonsense like a volcano spouts ash. In fact, it was the general consensus in the sporting world that LaVar cared more about television appearances than he cared about his son… but I digress).
Celtics fans were somewhat miffed at the snub, but there was also a fair amount of expressed relief that the fanbase would not have to deal with the hijinks of LaVar. I frequent a highly regarded Celtics fan blog called Celticsblog, and in May they aptly posted an article detailing the aforementioned snub.
Along with many other fans, I took to the comments section of the blog to voice my own opinion of the situation, and of the Balls in general.
I give it 6 months before “Ball in the Family” is the next reality TV hit for E!
Well, it looks like I had the media outlet wrong, but here we are about to enter September and what should pop up on facebook? A reality show titled “Ball in the Family,” starring none other than the aforementioned volcano of nonsense.
I think I might play the lottery tonight.