The LaVar Ball vs. Michael Jordan one-on-one basketball game probably won’t ever happen, but the conversation surrounding the two has only gotten bigger since LaMelo Ball was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.
LaVar has discussed going up against the GOAT more than once. In 2017 he said, “Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one.”
Here’s what he said on the possibility of a competition between the two, via ESPN:
“Tell MJ: Here we come! Tell MJ we’re coming! … Hey, if people are willing to pay to see 50-year-old Mike Tyson fight, why not?”
Jordan has previously laughed when LaVar ball has mentioned the possibility of them facing off.
“You got to understand the source. I think he played college, maybe? He averaged 2.2 points a game. Really? It doesn’t deserve a response, but I’ma give it to you because you asked the question,” Jordan said in 2017. “I don’t think he could beat me if I was one-legged.”
Jordan is 57 and LaVar is 53.
Prior video of LaVar getting shots up doesn’t bode well for him if they ever did matchup.
Ball, who was drafted No. 3 overall by Jordan’s Hornets, said during his introductory news conference Friday at the Spectrum Center that he “doesn’t think it’s going to happen.”
“And I think we know how it would turn out, to be honest,” Ball said with a smile.
When asked to elaborate, Ball replied, “Well, I mean it is my pops and my boss, so I’m on both sides now.”