Lonzo Ball's father with another doozy: 'I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one'


Lonzo Ball's father with another doozy: 'I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one'

After making those assertions, Ball wasn't finished about Jordan.

However, Ball's latest boast may be his most questionable.

"Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one, " Ball said in a USA Today interview. That same season, what was M.J. averaging?

A quick check of Jordan's stats reveals that, while playing for the Bulls in that same season, he averaged 35.0 points, which led the National Basketball Association and was his second-highest single-season mark, while adding 5.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists and a league-leading 3.2 steals. "He can not stop me one-on-one". He's not fast enough.

I've been with LaVar Ball for a lot of his insane and braggadocios comments, but he kind of lost me with his most recent claim.

Sure, that makes sense. Jordan's game was ideal in every sense of the word, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more refined offensive player.

Ball averaged 2.2 points per game at Washington State University during the 1987-88 season before transferring, That same season His Airness averaged 35 points per game for the Chicago Bulls, but that didn't stop Ball from removing himself even further from reality.

That's right, he confidently insisted he would beat a five-time MVP, six-time champion and nine-time first-team all-defence Hall of Famer in a pick-up game.

However, his bravado might lead to more than just fun talk. He told USA Today that he wants to present his children as a package to shoe companies - demanding a $1 billion contract in return. "That's our number, a billion, straight out of the gate". You should definitely read it, as it gives some insight into Ball's longterm plans for his sons. He adds that the prospective brand would not be required to pay the $1 billion up front and that he would graciously accept $100 million a year for a decade.