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NBA prospect Lonzo Ball and his loudmouthed dad, LaVar, hopped on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night, and while LaVar predictably did most of the talking, Lonzo managed to show that making absurd claims is a family tradition.
LaVar, who said in March that in his prime he’d “kill Michael Jordan one on one,” doubled down on the silliness as Kimmel’s guest. That prompted the host to turn the question to the 19 year old guard out of UCLA.
“Could you beat Michael Jordan?” Kimmel asked. “I’m not talking about in his prime, I’m talking about right now.”
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“Right now? Yes,” Lonzo nodded.
Lonzo Ball (left) hasn’t played a minute in the NBA, but said he could take on a 54 year old Michael Jordan. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images; Elsa/Getty Images)
“He’ll beat anybody 50 years old,” LaVar added.
There’s no doubt that Lonzo, who’s projected to be a top two pick in this month’s NBA draft, would have a better shot at beating a 54 year old Jordan than his dad would.
After all, LaVar, who never played pro basketball, averaged 2.2 points and 2.3 rebounds for Washington State University in 1987 88. Jordan, who is widely considered the greatest player of all time, led the NBA with 35 points per game that same season with the Bulls.