With Lonzo Ball and UCLA's exit from the NCAA Tournament last month, it's been a while since we've heard from LaVar Ball. But you know he wasn't going to stay silent for long. 

This time, he was firing back at a critic. A few days ago, he was ripped by a Nike executive:

Another Nike executive, (former college coach) George Raveling, had stronger words about the elder Ball on Wednesday. While it's not particularly related to business, the comment itself is rather interesting, with Raveling calling Ball "the worst thing to happen to basketball in the last hundred years," according to SportsBusiness Journal.

Understandably, Ball had a response, claiming that his brand, Big Baller Brand, will compete with Nike. Via TMZ Sports:

"Let me tell you something. I know I'm on the right step, 'cause if nothing like this happened in 100 years? Guess what ... we in a new lane, baby!"

"That Big Baller Brand about to be your competition!"

Well, OK.


Big Baller Brand, even if it sells a lot of very expensive hats, will not compete with a billion dollar company. 

I actually do like LaVar Ball, but come on. That's not happening.