LaVar Ball, the controversial father of UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball, had previously stated his son was a better player than the two-time reigning MVP, alleging that if the two were to switch teams, his son would have the edge.
“He’s better than Steph Curry to me,” LaVar said. “Put Steph Curry on UCLA’s team right now, and put my boy on Golden State and watch what happens.”
While his words have gotten back to Curry a while ago, the Golden State Warriors floor general has more pressing issues at hand than a mere discussion of who’s best.
“I don’t want to talk about that,” Curry told Connor LeTorneau of the San Francisco Chronicle. “I wish his kids the best. I know they’re going to be great NBA players. That’s their job. That’s it.”
Lonzo Ball is no slouch — the highly-touted freshman is expected to be a lottery pick come June, but still has a lot of rough edges to polish to be at an MVP level. A 6-foot-6 hybrid guard with great vision and playmaking instinct, Ball is the definition of the new era of all-around college players with good balance to their game.
Ball has the Bruins at a 28-3 record in the season, winning their last 13 games and 19 of their last 20. A talented prospect that will need vast help fixing his shot mechanics, Ball shoots a mere 66 percent from the free-throw line, while most NBA guards have shot at a 78 percent clip in the last five seasons.
Regardless of the hoopla, Curry won’t be the one settling matters or taking offense at LaVar Ball’s comments.
“Every person should parent their kid how they feel they should,” Curry said. “That’s it.”