Michael Jordan: LaVar Ball couldn't beat me one-on-one 'if I was one-legged'
His Airness finally responds to LaVar Ball's trash talk in a Q&A session
Michael Jordan is largely considered to be the greatest player in NBA history, but that didn't stop LaVar Ball from coming out and saying he could beat Jordan in a game of one on one. Ball's outspokenness is nothing new and Jordan has for the most part stayed quiet when it comes to Ball.
However, while doing a Q&A session, Jordan was asked about Ball's claim and he decided to shut the whole thing down. Not only did he say Ball couldn't beat him one-on-one, but he brought up his pitiful college numbers and said he could beat him with a one-leg handicap. Ouch.
"You got to understand the source. 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."
Ball responded in a radio interview where he backtracked a bit, but didn't really change anything he said.
"Look at everybody, man. Everybody used to say, 'You know, I think Wilt Chamberlain is better than Shaq; I think Oscar Robertson is better than LeBron.' Now the story is LaVar is better than Michael Jordan," Ball told The Really Big Show on ESPN 850 WKNR in Cleveland.
"C'mon, I didn't even play basketball in the pros and they're talking about me and Michael Jordan. That's what I'm talking about. He tells me he can beat me with one leg. Well, guess what: I can beat him with one hand. Now we both look like we out there like we can't play."
Jordan obviously considers anything Ball says not worth of his attention, but since it was a Q&A session he'd be a bad host for not answering what was asked of him. Not that Jordan's answer should be of any surprise. Someone doesn't earn the title of greatest ever with a lack of confidence in their game -- especially when it involves someone that is more known for running their mouth than anything else.
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