If it was an apology or some type of understanding LeBron James was looking for from LaVar Ball, he isn’t going to get one anytime soon.
On Tuesday, LeBron responded back to LaVar’s comments about his kids possibly being wack at basketball and the examples he gave of past NBA greats and their children not being close to their level.
“Keep my kids’ name out of your mouth, keep my family out of your mouth,” James told ESPN on Tuesday, as the Cavaliers practiced on UCLA’s campus, two days after a victory at the Lakers.
“This is dad to dad. It’s a problem now.”
“He can talk all about his brand, talk about his sons, talk about basketball, talk about me,” James told ESPN. “But keep my family out of this.”
That stern warning fell on deaf ears as LaVar doesn’t plan on apologizing for what he said at all.
“Apologize for what?” LaVar said on SiriusXM College Sports. “I don’t apologize for nothing.”
“I don’t care what LeBron said. He talking about he warned me. He warned me for what? What is a warning going to do? Nothing.
“Now, if he get a little touchy because I gave an opinion on what I felt about no superstars’ kids really being superstars and the fact that they have to live up to their parents or to their fathers or whatever.
“I have yet to see one, and I’ve been around for 50 years. Have you seen one where the superstar’s son is just as good or better than him? I said a superstar. I ain’t saying just a regular player. I’m talking about a guy who we picture as an icon – a Dr. J, an Allen Iverson, a LeBron James.”
“If somebody asks me a question, I’m gonna give them an answer. Now, if you touchy, I didn’t say, ‘Oh, your kid is ugly, he can’t play a lick.’ I didn’t say none of that. I said, ‘I don’t see him being as good as LeBron.’”