Criticism for LaVar Ball has been pouring in ever since he removed a female official from an AAU basketball game. Hall of Fame basketball player and former North Carolina Tar Heels shooting guard Michael Jordan joined in Tuesday, finally responding to Ball’s claim that he could beat Jordan in one-on-one.
“You got to understand the source,” Jordan said during a Q&A session in Santa Barbara, CA on Monday. “I think he played college, maybe? He averaged 2.2 points a game. Really?
“It doesn’t deserve a response, but I’ma give it to you because you asked the question. I don’t think he could beat me if I was one-legged.”
Lonzo Ball went second overall to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft, but most of the attention this summer has gone to his father, LaVar, who made his claim about being able to beat Jordan in one-on-one in March.
Last week, Shaquille O’Neal released a dis track of LaVar, essentially calling him a loudmouth moron. Monday, ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas ripped into LaVar, calling him a “misogynistic buffoon unworthy of my time.”
It’s safe to say that the funny carnival act from the father of the Lakers’ newest first rounder is beginning to wear on some people.