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.
🚨 NO. 3 OVERALL PICK @MELOD1P 🚨
— ESPN (@espn) November 19, 2020
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.
Remember when LaVar said this about MJ? 😂
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) November 19, 2020
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.
please lord let a mic'd up LaVar Ball sit next to Michael Jordan at some point.
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) November 19, 2020
LaVar Ball: "Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one"
Michael Jordan during the draft: pic.twitter.com/8JSglaCotp
— SB Nation (@SBNation) November 19, 2020
Did MJ draft LaMelo just to force LaVar to play him 1 on 1 so he could obliterate him? Feels like a Jordan move
— Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) November 19, 2020
When Jordan meets Lavar Ball for the first time pic.twitter.com/ELd34Dn95n
— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) November 19, 2020
Michael Jordan remembering that Lavar Ball said he can beat him one on one after drafting LaMelo: pic.twitter.com/ismz4KJ6TI
— BROTHER (@BrotherHQ) November 19, 2020
When Jordan and Lavar finally have their game of one on one in Charlotte pic.twitter.com/QhXIv6XDXs
— Anthony Moore (@AllThatandMoore) November 19, 2020