LaVar Ball is feeling fired the fuck up. Someone from TMZ found Ball at an airport and asked him about several shots that have recently been fired at his family. Ball knew exactly where to direct his words to cause maximum damage: he went after Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Shaq and LeBron James.
First, Ball called out MJ—again. A few months ago, Ball claimed he could beat Michael Jordan one-on-one, taking aim at the universal G.O.A.T. On Monday, Michael Jordan roasted Ball by claiming Ball couldn’t beat him one-on-one even if Jordan was “one-legged.” Not one to be outdone, Ball fired back Friday, telling TMZ, "I could beat him with one hand tied behind my back with some glasses on with one eye lens out with some flips flops on in the rain." If this ever actually happened, it would probably rival Mayweather versus McGregor levels of hype.
After getting properly warmed up, Ball started talking business. Shaq released a diss track last week aimed squarely at Ball and his famous mouth, with lines such as, "Sit down man, you be doin' the most/You know your ass is barbeque chicken in the post/First you can beat Mike, then you can beat me/Wake that ass up, you havin' a dream.” But Ball isn’t exactly shaking in his boots. “I’ve told him, if he wanna join Big Baller Records, and he audition, that’s fine, but we’re looking for younger acts at this time,” Ball said. “Who gonna pay attention to a 90-year-old rapper? He too old to be doing a diss track at me.”
But Ball wasn’t done yet! He also responded to Charles Barkley’s recent comments, which implied the Lakers aren’t a playoff team, not even with Ball's much-hyped son Lonzo. “Barkley doesn’t know what he’s talking about!” Ball said. “Lakers are guaranteed to make the playoffs. Guaranteed to make the mothereffin’ playoffs.”
To finish up, Ball also had some choice words for LeBron James: “If you wanna win some championships, come over to the Lakers with my boy,” Ball said, suggesting his son could do what LeBron couldn’t.
Damn, LaVar. Tell us how you really feel.