Last week, LaVar Ball set off a wave of emotions when he made some comments about LeBron James’ son and how most kids don’t live up to their superstar father as far as skill levels are concerned.
“The monsters in the NBA, their dads wasn’t that good,” Ball said. “They were OK, they was players, but the fact that the old [Dell] Curry wasn’t no All-Star, he wasn’t cold. He could shoot the ball, though. Kobe Bryant, his dad wasn’t all that, that’s why he’s such a monster.
“You got LeBron, it’s going to be hard for his kids because they are going to look at them like, ‘You got to be just like your dad.’ And after a while, that pressure starts sitting on you like, ‘Why do I got to be just like him? What can’t I just be me?’ And then they are going to be like, ‘Aw, you’re soft, you’re not that good.’ Because the expectation is very, very high.”
Those comments prompted LeBron to issue a stern warning to LaVar.
“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.”
On Thursday’s edition of ‘First Take,’ LaVar was set in front of a microphone once again and was very unapologetic for what he said about LeBron’s kids. He even issued a warning of his own.