Charles Barkley Challenged To One-On-One By Lonzo Ball’s Father

We’ve got some drama to report involving some guy named LaVar Ball and former NBA star and current NBA broadcaster (on TNT) Charles Barkley.

Mr. Ball is the father of UCLA star freshman guard Lonzo Ball and he, quite frankly has pissed off Sir Charles with the words that have come out of his mouth. Ball’s three sons all play basketball and the remaining to have committed to UCLA.

Li Angelo, a high school senior, has committed to UCLA, and, LaMelo, a freshman, just scored 92 points in a high school game. Their father, who has already established the Big Baller brand for his sons, believes that he can command $1 billion for their combined endorsement services.

In a recent interview with USA Today, LaVar Ball discussed his three basketball-playing sons and his desire to “change the game.”

That was cool and all, but then his mouth said something that caused the ire of basketball fans everywhere when he said:

“Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one. I would just back him 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.”

Ball’s comments caused a stir among fans on social media and cultivated into the hashtag #LavarBallSays. For example:

lol man, Lavar Ball really will say anything for attention…so youu can beat Michael Jordan 1 on 1 in both y’all primes man?! I’m done
— Le’Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) March 14, 2017

Lavar Ball, you have to understand you averaged a whole 2 points per game at Washington State…youu know damn well Jordan would TORCH you!
— Le’Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) March 14, 2017

Lavar Ball, in ’88 when youu averaged that whole 2 points a game at Washington St, Michael Jordan averaged 35 a game with the Chicago Bulls
— Le’Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) March 14, 2017

#LaVarBallSays @NBA2K next cover features himself
— Scot Pollard (@ScotPollard31) March 15, 2017

#LaVarBallSays he eats Chick-fil-A on Sundays
— Brennan Thacker (@KendyllDad13) March 14, 2017

#LaVarBallSays if Matt Ryan was my son that 28-3 lead would’ve been 63-3
— Josh Roeloffs (@dutchjroe12) March 14, 2017

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that after hearing of Ball’s ill-advised boast, Barkley, issued a challenge. On ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” radio show, Barkley said:

“Once I found out he averaged two points a game [in college]. … Listen, you need to slow your roll. He says I didn’t win a championship. I said to myself, ‘I need to go back and Google this guy, because maybe I missed the Ball era, when he was dominating and winning championships everywhere else.’ Listen, I’m too old and fat to play basketball, but I’ll challenge Mr. Ball to a one-on-one. How about that?”

Ball, being the who he is, responded to Barkley’s challenge:

“He wants to play one-and-one and all this, and he says I averaged two points, ‘Who cares?’ … I know he don’t want to play one-on-one because he’s too big. He better stay behind that TNT thing … and eat them doughnuts.”

TNT got in the action with this tweet:

Anybody got any LaVar Ball highlights they could share? Hit us up. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/L4rQUfOUAI
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 15, 2017

Sooo, it looks like the time for talking has come to an end. We need to see some action between these two over-the-hill sh*t talkers … on the court!

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Charles Barkley Challenged To One-On-One By Lonzo Ball’s Father

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