UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, right, walks away after hugging his father, LaVar, following the team's NCAA college basketball game against Washington State in Los Angeles. The UCLA freshman point guard has been one of college basketball's best players and could be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. He's kept up his high-level of play over the past month as his father, LaVar, has become more vocal in the media.
UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, right, walks away after hugging his father, LaVar, following the team's NCAA college basketball game against Washington State in Los Angeles. The UCLA freshman point guard has been one of college basketball's best players and could be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. He's kept up his high-level of play over the past month as his father, LaVar, has become more vocal in the media. Mark J. Terrill AP
UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, right, walks away after hugging his father, LaVar, following the team's NCAA college basketball game against Washington State in Los Angeles. The UCLA freshman point guard has been one of college basketball's best players and could be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. He's kept up his high-level of play over the past month as his father, LaVar, has become more vocal in the media. Mark J. Terrill AP

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Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.
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