LaVar Ball stands by comments he made about LeBron James’ kids
LaVar Ball has made a new enemy in four-time NBA MVP LeBron James, and you won’t be surprised to hear how concerned the patriarch of the Ball family is about it.
Not at all.
Just hours after LeBron warned Ball to “keep my family out of your mouth,” Ball was a guest on FOX Sport Radio’s JT “The Brick” and Tomm Looney Show. LaVar said he has no issue with LeBron and defended himself for answering a question honestly.
“No, I don’t have a problem with LeBron,” Ball explained. “They asked me a question about, do I think superstar players’ kids are good. And just my opinion that I’ve never seen one that was really good. LeBron is going to make his kids probably one of the best players ever, according to him…
“…but I’ve never seen one really live up to what their dad has done, so he could be the first or the last. Like I said, it’s not about me having his kids [name in my] mouth, I’m not worried about his family. I’m not worried about his kids. If somebody asks me a question I’ll answer it the way I feel like answering it.”
Ball’s original point was that LeBron’s kids will have a tough time turning into superstars because they’ll always be trying to live up to their father’s enormous expectations. You can read more of what he said here.
LeBron’s sons, 12-year-old LeBron Jr. and 9-year-old Bryce Maximus, have already impressed playing AAU youth basketball. You can understand why James would be irritated that Ball is trying to predict their future. Perhaps LaVar should focus more of his energy on his feud with Charles Barkley.