Since LaMelo Ball is an individual from the Charlotte Hornets, some b-ball fans are trusting that the 1-on-1 game between his frank dad LaVar and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan may really work out as intended.
In any case, Ball, who was drafted No. 3 generally by Jordan’s Hornets, said during his initial news meeting Friday at the Spectrum Center that he “doesn’t think it’s going to happen.”
“And I think we know how it would turn out, to be honest,” Ball said with a smile.
When requested to expound, Ball answered, “Well, I mean it is my pops and my boss, so I’m on both sides now.”
LaVar Ball knocked some people’s socks off when he disclosed to USA TODAY Sports in 2017 that he “would kill” Jordan in a one-on-one game in his prime. Ball found the middle value of 2.2 points while playing at Washington State while Jordan was a 14-time NBA All-Star and 10-time scoring champion.
Jordan tended to the comments a half year later at his Flight School ball camp, saying “You’ve got to understand the source.”
“He played, I think, college, maybe?” Jordan said. “He averaged 2.2 points per game. Really? It doesn’t dignify an answer, but I’m going to give it to you because you asked the question. I don’t think he could beat me if I was one-legged.”
After he was drafted by the Hornets on Wednesday night, Ball said the possibility of playing for Jordan was a “straight blessing.”