When it’s all said and done and the dust settles and the Ball family flakes out of the high school and college basketball spotlights, I think LaVar Ball, father of all those Ball boys, will go down as one of the craziest sports parents of all time.
I mean the guy has already admitted to picking a wife that would help him breed future NBA basketball players. He once said, “We’ve put this together from a while ago, from me picking out my wife. I had a lot of little cute shorties but there wasn’t anybody tall and like a stallion like she was.”
He also guaranteed a UCLA championship in November, which, actually, isn’t as crazy as it sounded at the time (before the Bruins beat Kentucky in Rupp Arena):
— Miguel Melendez (@MelendezTMZ) November 25, 2016
But now LaVar Ball has gone way too far.
Now he’s saying Lonzo Ball is better than Steph Curry:
“Hey, let me tell you this right now. I have the utmost confidence in what my boy is doing. I’m gonna tell you right now, he better than Steph Curry to me… Put Steph Curry on UCLA’s team right now and put my boy on Golden State and watch what happens… Like I said, if I don’t know what my boy is about, I’m not going to make that statement. Steph’s going to have problems trying to guard my boy. Play 1-on-1!”
Lonzo Ball is very good and he will soon be a very rich man, but come on now. Better than the reigning two-time NBA MVP?
Come on now.