Earlier this year
Hawks knocked back my offer of LiAngelo: Lavar
Hawks should've signed LiAngelo I feel. Hobson didn't really contribute to being a winner nor was he entertaining. The ball brothers would've been very entertaining and good for ratings.
"When Aaron Brooks went down, I was like, 'Man, this would be a great opportunity to put Gelo (LiAngelo) on the team and you will start winning,'" Lavar said.
"Melo's very comfortable with him, you have a scorer who can shoot the heck out of the ball, and you have a bigger body than what you had."
Lavar said the addition of LiAngelo didn't sit well with people in the Hawks' organisation, who felt pairing the two brothers would become a distraction to the club.
"You're going to have a lot of success at winning, but some people on the outside looked at like it wasn't going to fit," he said
"But who wouldn't want to come see the two Ball brothers playing together?
"And now you say 'Oh, Melo's reunited with his brother, they're not going to lose,' but what's going to come with it is, 'They only pass to each other, they take all the shots.'
"Now it's no longer the Illawarra Hawks, it's just the Melo and LiAngelo show. That's when they were like, 'we don't want that.'"