One thing about Michael Jordan is he really tends to mind his business when it comes to the discussions of player’s basketball legacies.
And why not, MJ is arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport, and a six-time champion. His legacy speaks for itself.
However, MJ recently snapped back at LaVar Ball, the loquacious father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. Papa Ball has been talking much smack about his own prowess on the court and his son’s games, to the delight of ESPN, and other news outlets, who feed off his outrageousness.
For sure, one of his more outlandish comments was when Papa Ball, who sat on the bench at Washington State during his college career, bragged that he could beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1.
During a recent interview Jordan was asked about Ball’s boast. “You got to understand the source. I think he played college, maybe?,’’ Jordan said. “He averaged 2.2 points a game. Really?”
“It doesn’t deserve a response, but I am [going to] give it to you because you asked the question. I don’t think he could beat me if I was one-legged.”
Of course, you can bet Papa Ball could care less what Michael Jordan has to say. All LaVar Ball cares about is that we are talking about him, and that we spell his name, and the names of his sons, right.