It’s been a few days since we’ve heard LaVar Ball’s name, which is why it makes perfect sense that it came up this morning. According to Michael Smith, a writer at Sports Business Daily, longtime Nike executive and Hall of Fame coach George Raveling slammed Lonzo Ball’s father at the World Congress of Sports event in Dana Point, California yesterday, calling him “the worst thing to happen to basketball in the last 100 years.”
Ouch. If you think that’s harsh, Raveling apparently followed it up by saying Lonzo should get automatic entrance into heaven for dealing his outspoken dad. From The Postgame:
“Down the hall, to the left and have a suite, son,” Raveling said as he imagined how Lonzo would be greeted at the pearly gates.
I guess that means Nike won’t be taking LaVar Ball up on his offer of $1 billion to sign all three of his sons to their label. “Big Baller Brand” better stop selling $50 tees and start making sneakers.