By Jim Michaels

Sixers’ advisor Jerry Colangelo just sent up a big, red flag on Lonzo Ball:

The UCLA guard presents a “challenge” because of the people around him.

Colangelo is Sixers’ big boss Bryan’s dad, and he said:

“I think Ball is a terrific prospect and could have an outstanding NBA future,” Colangelo told 94 WIP on Friday. “I think it’s going to be challenging with the people around him, without being specific.

“And yet, I don’t think teams should bypass the player because they have those concerns. At the end of the day, what wins in this league is talent, and this is a very talented young man.”

LaVar Ball has repeatedly expressed his desire for his son to be drafted by their hometown Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 2 pick.

The Sixers have the No. 3 pick in the draft, which is June 22. Most expect Lonzo Ball to be off the board after the Boston Celtics and Lakers make their selections.