Everyone Made Michael Jordan Vs LaVar Ball Jokes After The Charlotte Hornets Drafted LaMelo Ball

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We might finally get to see LaVar Ball take on Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one.

On Wednesday night, LaMelo Ball was picked third in the NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets.

LaMelo getting drafted by the Hornets is interesting considering his father has said in the past he could beat team owner Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one several times.

Via USA Today

“Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one,” said Ball, the 49-year-old basketball dad who is 6-6 and 270 pounds and has a mouth to match his size. The elder Ball has spent his time touting his son as the next big thing in outrageous fashion (see: Curry comments) and trading verbal jabs with TNT analyst and ex-NBA star Charles Barkley.”

“I would just back (Jordan) in and lift him off the ground and call a foul every time he fouls me when I do a jump hook to the right or the left,” Ball said. “He cannot stop me one-on-one. He better make every shot ’cause he can’t go around me. He’s not fast enough. And he can only make so many shots outside before I make every bucket under the rim.”

Of course NBA fans immediately made LaVar Ball vs Michael Jordan jokes after LaMelo was drafted by the Hornets.

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