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LaVar Ball takes shots at UK’s chemistry and De’Aaron Fox (for real this time)

(Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

(Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

LaVar Ball may not have called Friday’s game with Kentucky a tune-up for the Final Four like we thought, but as predicted, he continues to run his mouth. This morning, ESPN’s Ian O’Connor interviewed Ball, father of UCLA star point guard Lonzo Ball, and he actually DID take some shots at Kentucky and De’Aaron Fox ahead of Friday night’s game. (For real, this time.)

“I already said UCLA will win the national championship, and I’m not going backwards on it now,” Ball said. “With Zo, the chemistry that UCLA has is better than what Kentucky has.

Fox got the best of Ball in December’s matchup, with 20 points, 9 assists, and 2 turnovers to Ball’s 14 points, 7 assists, and 6 turnovers, but Ball Sr. sounds confident that won’t happen this time around.

“He can’t mess with Zo,” Ball said of Fox. “You can have 40 points and Lonzo can have two points and make the game winner, and I’m going with him. You had more points, but look at who won the game. I guess [Fox] really didn’t outplay him. It’s a team sport. All my boy is worried about is his team winning.”

Ball also said that his son should go first in the NBA Draft, while De’Aaron Fox isn’t top five material.

“I don’t know if he’d be in the top five of the draft for me. I want a bigger, stronger guy.”

More from Ball, including why he plans to have his younger sons attend UCLA “even if you put in Bobo the Clown in as coach” over at the Worldwide Leader.

[ESPN]

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49 Comments for LaVar Ball takes shots at UK’s chemistry and De’Aaron Fox (for real this time)



  1. Catlogic15
    3:50 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    “Zo” is one ugly dude.



    • KTR2786
      4:21 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

      Neanderthal Drake.



    • runningunnin.454
      5:43 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

      He probably won’t play against us. Hollywood called, they’re shooting “Son of Frankenstein” Friday, and they want him for the lead role.



  2. Sticky Ceiling
    3:51 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    Ol’ dad is going to be bored to tears come Saturday when he vanishes from the internets……….



  3. IstandUPatGames
    3:51 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    Why do we care what Lavar Burton thinks? Wasn’t he the blind dude on Star Trek?



    • Mathlete
      4:12 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

      You can’t hate on Levar Burton, he was on Reading Rainbow. How can anyone hate that?



    • ZombieLibrarian
      4:26 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

      Mathlete is correct.

      No matter who you are, you can’t hate on LeVar.



  4. az1006
    3:53 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    Ah, knew we wouldn’t have to wait long. Thanks, Lavar.



  5. Biglaw Dawgin'
    4:00 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    I originally liked Poppa Ball when all of this began. Talking smack about how good your kids are is funny and endearing. But talking negatively about others to make your sons look better is not the way to gain popularity.



  6. Realme
    4:01 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    Glad to know if Alford leaves for Indiana, he won’t bring them with.

    • According to Bomani this morning on Mike & Mike, the younger ones aren’t as good as Lonzo. He said at least 1 of them might be as much as a 4 year player. He was speculating as to how much pressure there will be when and if they’re not as good as Lonzo.



  7. KYcats11
    4:06 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    I’ll take fox.



    • Luether
      2:42 am March 23, 2017 Permalink

      I’ll take Zo…



    • EdC
      9:05 am March 23, 2017 Permalink

      L had a typo. He meant “I take Zoloft”



  8. tfordstyle
    4:07 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    so can matt go ahead and schedule a call with mr. ball for Monday so he can explain what happened… to both his college career and his sons ncaa tournament?



  9. nagnuggts
    4:16 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    does this dude ever shut his mouth?? if i was head ball id be thinking to myself “i produce some ugly offspring” I would hate to see what a girl would look like if he had one!! SHREK possible



  10. KYJelly
    4:21 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    If this doesn’t make Fox lock this guy down defensively, idk what will



  11. KTR2786
    4:21 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    This will become the next Jackson family. Zo will be diddlin kids and his brothers will have coke problems lol.



  12. Laker Cat 18
    4:25 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    This guy sells t-shirts for $50-60 a piece according to the website. Largely because of his mouth and publicity. We are making his living for him.



    • CATandMONKEY
      5:17 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

      As has been mentioned before, he is making $$$ off the notoriety of his son. How is that NOT an NCAA violation?



  13. Duff86
    4:26 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    I should not say anything but Lavar Ball is a POS.



  14. nicky
    4:27 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    “All my boy is worried about is his team winning.” Ha! That’s a laugher!



  15. nicky
    4:33 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    For those who exalt themselves will be humbled – Matthew 23:12

    The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled and human pride brought low – Isaiah 2:11

    🙂



  16. scc58
    4:34 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    Can someone please take a picture of this artical and put it in Fox’s locker?



    • Ridge Runner
      5:59 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

      I hear ya



  17. jaws2
    4:42 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    This guy is just one of those guys you HAVE to beat! I’m certain that when KY wins Friday night it’s going to be all on Alford. This guy will make sure everyone knows it.



  18. BUCats
    4:44 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    I feel like this quote is actually better than the one alleged yesterday. This one jabs at Fox directly and should give him all the motivation he needs to bury Ball and the Bruins.

  19. YES! The man is the gift that keeps on giving.



  20. snl1960
    4:52 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    Does anyone else see. Zero family resemblance to his So called dad, looks like a very troubled kid. Never smiles. That’s ok after Friday zo doesn’t exist and neither does his dad



  21. BlueHeaven
    4:53 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    They need to stamp his face on every condom so when you are doing the nasty and wonder if you should be using one…



  22. secrick
    4:54 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    Fox is not that good just ask the SHOCKERS. HE is GREAT.



  23. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    5:17 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    Bozo….not Bobo the Clown. Being a clown himself, you’d think Mr. Ball could get the name right.



    • RealCatsFan
      7:59 am March 23, 2017 Permalink

      When I saw a clown mentioned, I immediately thought they were bringing in Tom Crean as a straight coaching swap with Alford. Then I quickly realized that Crean goes by the name “Clappy the Clown”.



  24. UKALLDAY1
    5:19 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    Man the dad sure can talk, but they have a really good team so he can pump them because they might back him up. I just hope that Cal goes with the line up of Fox, Monk, Mulder, Willis and Bam. They want to pack it in so we are going to need the floor to be spread to have a chance. Fox and Briscoe in at the same time is not going to work. Briscoe can’t shoot not even a little bit so they are not going to guard him. We need to give Fox room to operate and find his guys. I’m rolling with UK but I am not confident enough to put money on it, because I think UCLA might have the best team in the country.



  25. BigBlueApps
    5:23 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    2 days, 4 hours and counting… KENTUCKY vs UCLA: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 9:39 PM EDT on CBS

    BigBlueTime.com



  26. WestCoastCat
    5:23 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    Your Balls are showing.



  27. Ridge Runner
    5:58 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    We gotta win this one fellas



  28. thelexcat
    6:00 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    Fox and his family aren’t overtly narcissistic sooooooo, yeah, Imma take Fox. Thanks.



  29. BigBlue4EverUK
    6:03 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    No Trash talking is needed… I’m just ready for the game to show what we are about



  30. CatesDuncan
    6:13 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    This dude doesn’t want to complement Fox because of his son



  31. CatesDuncan
    6:14 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    He’s just bias



  32. Ridge Runner
    6:27 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    There’s some folk who ya just wanna punch in the face.



  33. huntcalvert
    6:55 pm March 22, 2017 Permalink

    For real tho I think this man might be psychotic



  34. UKSam
    12:08 am March 23, 2017 Permalink

    Man talks crap about his son like Lance Harbor’s dad in Varsity Blues.



  35. StuckinLville
    2:38 am March 23, 2017 Permalink

    Why does the media keep talking to this guy? He just keeps making everyone hate him and his sons. God I cant wait to see his face Friday when they get beat!



  36. RealCatsFan
    8:02 am March 23, 2017 Permalink

    Thought I heard somewhere that his wife was in the hospital in a coma and ge doesn’t even acknowledge it or let his sons visit her. Ir was that about someone else?



  37. RealCatsFan
    8:05 am March 23, 2017 Permalink

    I have talked to cillege volleyball coaches who told me that they look at the parents as much as the player when deciding about a prospect. If the parents are a train wreck, they generally stay away no matter how talented the kid may be. Apparently Alford does not follow this line of thinking.