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LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball, has claimed some crazy things over the last few months. From saying his son is better than Steph Curry, to saying his son can wield the branding power of Michael Jordan, his comments have caused quite the stir in the basketball community.
But his latest comments might top them all. And they have nothing to do with his son, and everything to do with himself.
“Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one,’’ Ball told USA TODAY.
“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 said. “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.’’
So, uh, yeah.
In case you’re wondering, LaVar Ball averaged 2.2 points per game in the one year of college basketball he played at Washington State.
Oh, and to add to the chatter, LaVar also feels like his son will be in for a monster shoe marketing deal when he gets to the NBA.
“A billion dollars,” Ball said. “It has to be there. That’s our number, a billion, straight out of the gate. And you don’t even have to give it to me all up front. Give us $100 million over 10 years.”
We’re just going to leave that right there.