Patriarch of the Ball Family, LaVar Ball, has apparently been talking to Michael Jordan, convincing him to unite his sons on the Hornets.
LaMelo Ball has been playing some exceptional basketball in his rookie season so far. His ratings in the race for Rookie of The Year have not dipped and he’s in constant comparison with the Wolves’ Anthony ‘Ant-Man’ Edwards.
Since LaMelo has been playing so well, it was expected LaVar Ball would resurface soon and make a few statements. He did as expected, and did not disappoint.
He talked to the LA Times earlier this week and he said a lot of things. LaVar claimed that Lonzo does not like New Orleans, and wants out of the Pelicans. He then said LiAngelo Ball was better than LaMelo Ball.
“Gelo is better than Melo…You don’t think I know who’s better?
– LaVar Ball. 👀
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) March 18, 2021
LaVar Ball is pushing Michael Jordan to get all 3 Ball brothers together
Since drafting LaMelo Ball has been one of the best decisions made by the Hornets in some time, LaVar Ball wants to capitalize on the same. He has reportedly been in Michael Jordan’s ear a lot, trying to make a case to get all 3 Ball boys in Charlotte.
LiAngelo is not on any contract and can be picked up by the Hornets whenever they want. Although there is no evidence that they would sign Gelo, LaVar’s statement about him might make them think.
As for Lonzo Ball, either the Hornets can make a trade for him before the deadline, or they can wait for the offseason. Lonzo’s contract expires this offseason, and he would be an unrestricted free agent.
LaVar Ball has been pushing Michael Jordan to get all 3 Ball brothers in Charlotte https://t.co/h25GRX4sU4
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) March 18, 2021
While LaVar’s dream to see all three of his sons play for the same franchise in the NBA is still far-fetched, it still is not an impossible feat. Michael Jordan and his Hornets are probably the best shot LaVar would get, and he isn’t giving up on the same.