LaVar Ball is at it again. This time around, he’s set his sights on insulting the one and only Michael Jordan, comparing the GOAT to his son, LaMelo Ball. This time it, of course, once again involves the Golden State Warriors.
LaVar recently went on the “Road Trippin’” podcast with Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye, and Allie Clifton, and the Ball family patriarch once again refuted claims of his son coming off the bench if the Golden State Warriors were to select LaMelo in the upcoming draft. LaVar decided to make his case by using Jordan in his analogy.
“Just like people was trying to tell me when Golden State was saying ‘Is it ok if Melo comes off the bench and learns?’ and all this stuff and I was ‘Nah,’” LaVar said, via Jacob Rude of USA TODAY SPORTS. People was telling me Well ‘Kawhi, he came off the bench. Giannis came off the bench.’ Ok. Michael Jordan didn’t come off the bench.”
Well there you have it. LaVar just likened his 18-year-old son, who has yet to play a single minute in the NBA, to the great Michael Jordan. There’s no denying that LaMelo is a tremendous prospect, but to compare him to MJ is a absolute reach, at best.
LaVar was also asked about how high he thinks his son is going to go in the draft — a query that Ball decided to deflect.
“I’m not even worried about the No. 1, No. 3, none of that stuff matters,” LaVar claimed after talking about the Warriors fit. “This is the one thing that I hope goes on is a coach believes in him and let him do what he does.”
LaVar sort of faded in the unknown last season, with his eldest son, Lonzo Ball, heading to the small market of the New Orleans Pelicans. However, with LaMelo well on his way to the NBA, LaVar and his antics are officially back in the spotlight.