LaVar Ball loves to talk. It’s way past the time for him to stop.
The father of great NBA prospect, Lonzo Ball, has said some outrageous things over these last few months. He said he would beat Michael Jordan in a one-on-one game. He said he wants a one billion dollar show deal for all his sons (something only Michael Jordan has, with the Jordan Brand). He said Lonzo will be better than Steph Curry. He even talked about LeBron James’ 9-year-old and 12-year-old sons.
Some would say he’s delusional. Some would say he’s a marketing-and-attention-grabbing genius.
It turns out he’s just a flat-out idiot.
Now Lavar Ball is blaming UCLA’s loss on their “three white guys,” according to the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin.
Realistically, you can’t win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow. I told Lonzo – ‘One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.'
Obviously, Ball is talking about Bryce Alford, T.J. Leaf, and Thomas Welsh—three starters for UCLA.
Lavar’s son is extremely talented. But he would not have averaged eight assists without those guys on his team. And all three of them will likely play in the NBA.
It doesn’t really need to be explained why this is an outrageously stupid comment. But just for clarity, Alford is the son of UCLA head coach Steve Alford. Ball still has two sons—LiAngelo and LaMelo—that are supposedly both going to go to UCLA. Is it really a good idea to be saying UCLA didn’t win because the coach’s son is white so he isn’t good enough?
Aside from the fact that he’s Steve Alford’s son, Bryce Alford is the all-time leader in three-pointers at UCLA.
The all-time leader in three-pointers.
Maybe instead of becoming one of the greatest players in the history of one of the greatest college basketball programs, Bryce Alford should have gone to Washington State and averaged two points per game.