Mavs owner Mark Cuban says he might have to play in NBA All-Star celebrity game if LaVar Ball plays
With the NBA All-Star Weekend right around the corner, the banter surrounding the annual festivities has already begun. However, the most recent headlines stemming from NBA All-Star Weekend are certainly not what one would think of initially.
The Celebrity All-Star Game often takes a backseat to just about every other event on the slate. Nonetheless, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban — who has always been outspoken regarding basketball, politics and just about everything else — could be making an appearance at this year’s celebrity All-Star Game.
With the possibility of Mark Cuban making his way from the stands to the court now on the table, it appears as though the Mavs owner will only play under one circumstance — the presence of LaVar Ball.
.@mcuban says he would be interested in playing in the @NBAAllStar “Celebrity Game” in Charlotte if @Lavarbigballer plays in it! Let’s make it happen @NBA #LetsMakeItHappen #2019NBACelebrityGame #NBA #LavarBall #MFFL pic.twitter.com/VMfmkh6rHh
— Landon Buford (@LandonBuford) January 27, 2019
While Cuban surely certifies as a celebrity, does LaVar Ball really fall under this category at this point? Sure, he is famous for being the father of Lonzo Ball, point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, but does that make him a celebrity by association? Either way, there appears to be a rivalry brewing with the festivities on the immediate horizon.
This year’s installment of NBA All-Star Weekend will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina with the All-Star Game itself scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 17th. Team LeBron versus Team Giannis will almost certainly steal the show, while the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest and Three-Point Shootout are not too far behind.
However, if Cuban and Ball continue their beef on the court, the Celebrity All-Star Game could perhaps enter the fray of popularity for once.