If you’re even the most casual of sports fans than you’ve definitely heard one, two or nine hot-takes from LaVar over the past year. The most ludicrous of them all involves His Airness: back in March, Mr. Ball told USA TODAY that “Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one.” He continued saying “I would just back (Jordan) in and lift him off the ground and call a foul every time he fouls me when I do a jump hook to the right or the left. He cannot stop me one-on-one. He better make every shot ’cause he can’t go around me. He’s not fast enough. And he can only make so many shots outside before I make every bucket under the rim.”
Nearly eight months later, MJ finally responds to basketball’s most famous father. Following the reunion of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen at the annual Flight School camp, the Hall-of-Famer was presented with a question that’s been on everyone’s mind — his thoughts on LaVar Ball’s comments. In true MJ fashion, he stated “You got to understand the source. I think he played college, maybe? He averaged 2.2 points a game. Really? It doesn’t deserve a response, but I’ma give it to you because you asked the question. I don’t think he could beat me if I was one-legged.”
As expected, Jordan’s statement resulted in a wide array of laughs and cheers. The question now isn’t will LaVar respond, but how?