LaVar Ball Says He and LaMelo Would Beat Michael Jordan, LeBron James 2-on-2

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 27, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07:  LaVar Ball, father of Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers, greets fans at halftime of a 2017 Summer League game between the Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Clippers won 96-93 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Prior to his Big Baller Brand team taking on SC Supreme in the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships in Las Vegas on Wednesday, LaVar Ball argued that he and his son, LaMelo, could beat two of the greatest players of all time two-on-two.

When asked by Overtime (h/t Darryn Albert of Larry Brown Sports), Ball, 48, said he and his 15-year-old son could beat LeBron James and Michael Jordan in a competitive pickup game: "You already know I got me and 'Melo. Against LeBron and Jordan, anybody. Me and my son against anybody, we'll play and we'll beat."

Ball has a history of talking a big game when it comes to facing MJ.

In an interview with Josh Peter of USA Today in March, Ball said he would have beaten His Airness handily one-on-one in his prime:

"Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one. ... 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."

Ball also said on Jimmy Kimmel Live he would make Jordan cry one-on-one.

Jordan, 54, was arguably the greatest player to ever step foot on a basketball court with six championships, six NBA Finals MVPs and 14 All-Star nods.

LeBron is still in his prime at 32, and the three-time champion has been to seven straight Finals.

The elder Ball, meanwhile, averaged 2.2 points per game at Washington State in 1987-88. LaMelo is a highly touted recruit committed to play at UCLA in the class of 2019.