LaVar Ball compares LaMelo to Michael Jackson in latest bid to have his son start
You can not blame LaVar Ball’s confidence and pride, as two of his sons are now playing on one of the biggest stages in the world. He will continue to root his sons on and critique the teams they play for when the Ball brothers’ talents are not maximized. LaVar compared LaMelo to the pop legend Michael Jackson when LaMelo only played 26 minutes against the Pelicans, via Joseph Zucker of Bleacher Report:
“Tell me, have you ever seen a marquee guy, a marquee guy that you promoting in all of this ‘brothers going up against each other,’ and he don’t start?” he said. “I never seen that before in my life. That’s like telling Michael Jackson, ‘Hey man, you coming on second.'”
LaMelo recorded 12 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists yesterday, as he was one assist away from becoming the youngest player ever in the NBA to record a triple-double. Lonzo, on the other hand, had a game to forget, as he tallied five points, two rebounds, and three assists for the Pelicans.
One would think that yesterday marked just another showdown between brothers, one of many for the Ball brothers. But, you can not forget about the outspoken father when these two brothers play against each other.
LaVar Ball, known for his confidence in not only his sons’ playing abilities but also his basketball skills, had a lot to say about the matchup that went down on ESPN yesterday. This is what LaVar had to say, via Zucker:
“Why are they showcasing this game?” Ball said to Fox Sports’ Melissa Rohlin of the Charlotte Hornets’ 118-110 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. “Charlotte ain’t never get on ESPN. Charlotte against Pelicans? That’s on ESPN? Yeah, when it’s the Ball boys playing. Any other brothers, you can forget about it. That’s right, the Ball name is strong.”
LaMelo Ball is just starting out his NBA career while Lonzo is seeking his next contract when his rookie deal with New Orleans expires.