LeBron James Responds to LaVar Ball's Comments about Sons and NBA Pedigree

Ball also joined Fox Sports Radio and said "I have no problem with LeBron".

"The monsters in the National Basketball Association, their dads wasn't that good".

"Keep my kids' name out of your mouth, keep my family name out of your mouth". I have yet to see one, and I've been around for 50 years... So is that another shot at Jordan or is that an admission that a guy that averaged 2-points in one season at Washington State can in no way shape or form put any level of pressure on his kids to be better than him?

LaVar's claims that his sons were meant to turn professional because their mother is a physical education teacher, their father is personal trainer, and their last name is Ball is nearly as idiotic as his appearance with Colin Cowherd-where he defended his claim that his sons are worth a $1 billion shoe deal. However, given the nature of the remarks to which James took exception, perhaps the only surprise is that it took the Cavs forward as much as a week to respond.

A few shocked faces and a bunch of yelling later, another question was asked as to how Lonzo's game compares stylistically to other National Basketball Association greats. "What can't I just be me?' And then they are going to be like, 'Aw, ou're soft, you're not that good.' Because the expectation is very, very high".

LeBron James directed a cease-and-desist order of sorts on Tuesday to LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of three - including star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball - who said earlier this month that his children are set up better for future success than those of the Cleveland Cavaliers' star.

"It's just like people saying, "Keep my family's mouth" - whatever they're saying, I don't care. But keep my family out of this". "If they take a little edgy edge on it and they get a little touchy because I answered something a certain way, who cares?" He's better than Steph Curry to me. "It's just for conversation the next day", Ball said. "We're going to get a billion dollars, guaranteed. They tried to compare him to Jason Kidd, but if you look at it he's more like Penny Hardaway (with his) size, length, style". It's a show where you get to say outlandish things with a straight face, while everyone knows you don't really mean exactly what you're spewing. You think I'm playing? He goes on to comment that he likes Lonzo's game.

  • Arturo Norris