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Lonzo Ball Approaches Baby's Mother Over Being Called A Deadbeat Dad

By Daryl Nelson
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Lonzo Ball confronted his baby's mother over being called a deadbeat.

So said it on video in October when someone asked her to wink if the Los Angeles Laker was a deadbeat dad, which she did.

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Lonzo Ball Confronts Baby Mama Over “Deadbeat Dad” Comment on Instagram: “That Was Fun For You?” - blogged by @MsJennyb (📹 @ballinthefamily) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Back in October, Denise Garcia, ex-girlfriend and baby mama of #LonzoBall, called out the Los Angeles star for his initial absence in his newborn daughter’s life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an Instagram live video, Garcia responded to a few questions, in which she was asked to “wink if Lonzo is a deadbeat dad.” In response, Garcia blinked her eyes and laughed it off. Problem is, Lonzo and his father, LaVar Ball, failed to find the humor in the accusation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In fact, in the most recent episode of the Ball Family’s Facebook show, the baller confronted Garcia over her deleted-post and condemned her for making such an outlandish claim. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Came to see the deadbeat, huh?” Lonzo asked as she responded, “I was just having fun with it.” “That was fun for you?” he asked. “You had fun? You’re laughing, but it’s really not funny though.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Although Garcia apologized for the joke, saying, “I shouldn’t have done it at all. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean it,” she did express her issues with Zo’s parenting skills. But, at the end of the day, she was joking. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite the joke, LaVar didn’t appreciate the public sander of his son. “How do you call somebody a deadbeat when you just had the baby?” LaVar asked of Zo’s relationship with his then-three month-old grandbaby. Elsewhere in the episode, LaVar asked his wife if she was training to square up with their son’s ex. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Are you getting in shape for a reason,” LaVar asked. “So, you can knock the hell outta Denise?!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, for what it’s worth, Zo did acknowledge his shortcomings as a father, saying, “Denise wants me to be more present during the weekends with her and Zoey, I see where she’s obviously coming from…I’m trying to make an effort to get there as much as possible.”

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"Came to see the deadbeat, huh?" Lonzo asked Denise.

"I never said that," she said.

"Lies," Lonzo shot back. "You said 'Wink if he's a deadbeat.'"

Denise said she didn't think anyone would take her seriously since she was laughing at the time but did explain that Lonzo isn't always present around their child, although he may be there physically. 

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