His Airness is finally responding to LaVar Ball’s claim he could’ve beat Michael Jordan in his prime.
While taking questions at one of his Flight School camps, Jordan was asked for his thoughts on LaVar and he didn’t hold back. The Hall of Famer said LaVar wouldn’t stand a chance if the two ever did play one-on-one.
“It doesn’t deserve a response, but I’m a give it to you because you asked the question,” Jordan said. “I don’t think he could beat me if I was one-legged.”
Jordan also took at a shot at LaVar’s college career.
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“You got to understand the source. I think he played college, maybe?” Jordan said. “He averaged 2.2 points a game. Really?”
Although the former Bulls legend claimed he’d win easily, he still had some nice things to say about LaVar and his son, Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball. He admired how LaVar is proud of his son and believes Lonzo could be a great player in the NBA.
He just thinks LaVar should “shut up and let the kid play.”
In March, LaVar told USA Today Sports he would “kill Michael Jordan one-on-one.”
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“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,” Ball said. “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.”
With Jordan’s response, it’s probably only a matter of time before LaVar responds and challenges the basketball great once again.
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