LaVar predicts Lonzo will lead Lakers to 50-plus wins

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LaVar Ball has high expectations for the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

The outspoken father of three thinks the Lakers will be dramatically better than last season's 26-win squad, and believes his son, Lonzo Ball, will be responsible for Los Angeles' remarkable turnaround.

"He's going to ball straight from day one," LaVar told ESPN’s "First Take" on Wednesday. "You guys can't even fathom how good he's going to be. This is easy for him. This is 100 percent in. He don't have to go to school, he gets to practice all day. I'm gonna tell you, it's going to be an easy, fun season for him. He gets to play with the best athletes he's ever played with."

He added, "50-plus wins. He can win 50 in 80 games."

While LaVar's prediction may sound outlandish, the 48-year-old doesn't believe 50 wins will be difficult to achieve as long as Los Angeles stays consistent throughout each quarter of the season.

"You know how I tell my son how to do it? Every 20 games you got to go 15-5 at the least," LaVar said. "Over there at UCLA, how many times did they lose? He's not a loser, he's a winner."

The Lakers begin their season Oct. 19 against the Los Angeles Clippers.