On the basketball court, LaVar Ball is no competition for Michael Jordan.
During a Q&A session with attendees at one of his Flight School camps, Jordan was asked about Lavar Ball’s outlandish claims that he could beat the former Chicago Bulls star in a game of one-on-one.
“It doesn’t deserve a response, but I’m a give it to you because you asked the question,” Jordan said. “I don’t think he could beat me if I was one-legged.”
Jordan continued by taking a dig at Ball’s less than stellar collegiate career.
“You got to understand the source. I think he played college, maybe?” Jordan said. “He averaged 2.2 points a game. Really?”
Although the Airness had less than pleasing things to say about Lavar, he did have positive words for his son Lonzo. Jordan believes the Los Angeles Lakers rookie could be a great player in the league. and LaVar should “shut up and let the kid play.”
Jordan also offered advice to LaVar: “shut up and let the kid play.”
Back in March, Lavar asserted he’d beat Jordan one-on-one easily.
“I would just back [Jordan] in and lift him off the ground and call a foul every time he fouls me when I do a jump hook to the right or the left,” Ball told USA Today Sports. “He cannot stop me one-on-one. He better make every shot ’cause he can’t go around me. He’s not fast enough. And he can only make so many shots outside before I make every bucket under the rim.”
Lavar’s over-the-top personality has made Lonzo a target, which the rookie said he doesn’t mind. Lavar revealed to Magic Johnson that his antics are part of a bigger plan to promote his eldest son.
“He just said it’s marketing,“ Magic Johnson told ESPN. “That’s what he had to do to market not only his son but the brand. Before I met him I had already thought that. I already knew what he was doing.”