LaVar Ball, the father of New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball and new Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball, has never been somebody who lacks confidence.
During his eldest son’s breakout season at UCLA, Ball made noise from the sidelines as he promoted the family business, Big Baller Brand.
While LaVar’s strategy was to get all eyes on his son before he declared for the NBA Draft, the Big Baller leader often hyped himself up as well.
Back in 2017, LaVar Ball made one of his most bizarre statements to date. In an interview with USA Today, he told the press he could kill Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan in a one-on-one game of basketball.
Ball, who had a hilariously bad basketball highlights tape making its rounds on the internet, was looked at like he was crazy for making such a statement. And when Jordan responded, he didn’t hold back.
“I don’t think he could beat me if I was one-legged,” the legend said months after the remarks.
Ironically enough, a few years later, LaVar’s youngest son LaMelo gets drafted by Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets.
Now, everybody is wondering. . . Will the one-on-one match officially happen? If you ask the Hornets’ third-overall pick, he believes it’s unlikely. According to the Associated Press, Ball said he doesn’t think it’s going to happen during his introductory press conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday.
When asked about who he thinks would win the battle — Ball wouldn’t give a direct answer. “I think we know how it would turn out, to be honest,” the rookie said. In order to avoid picking sides between his dad and his boss, LaMelo Ball decided not to elaborate.
But it doesn’t take a genius to figure out who he believes would win that game.