As expected, LaVar Ball has been outspoken in Lonzo Ball's rookie NBA season, leading some critics to suggest his comments are putting pressure on his son. Case in point: After the Lakers lost to the Pelicans on Sunday, Ball had a bold warning for the Lakers' next opponent.

"Washington coming in here Wednesday, they better beware, 'cause Lonzo ain't losing again — not in the same week!" Ball told NBA Center.

That prompted Wizards star John Wall to say he'd show "no mercy" to Lonzo Ball.

But while LaVar Ball's antics continue to draw criticism, Wizards coach Scott Brooks has a decidedly different take on his parenting style. Brooks told the Washington Post's Candace Buckner it should be "every son's dream" to have a father so involved in their lives.

"You know what … people talk about his dad all the time," Brooks said. "Hey, I mean my father left me at 2. I would love to have my father around like [LaVar] is around and talk to him and pump me up with confidence. To me, that's very son's dream.

"And for some reason he gets criticized. No question he's a little (ambitious) at times [with] what he says. But he's around his son. I have no problem with that. And maybe he could temper it a little bit but I would have loved to have my father do that."

The Lakers (1-2) host the undefeated Wizards (3-0) at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.