Magic Johnson Praises LaVar Ball, Compares Him To Kardashian’s Mom (VIDEO)
On Thursday, while speaking on ESPN radio to co-hosts Marcellus Wiley and Kelvin Washington, Magic Johnson made a bizarre comparison when he put LaVar Ball in the same league as Kris Jenner. He meant it as a compliment.
“Look, the Kardashians, we didn’t say that the mom was bad, and she made them a lot of money, right? She’s bragged on her daughters, and I think it’s the same here. He’s just saying, ‘Hey, my son is great,’ and there’s nothing bad with that.”
“I don’t look at any parent, when it comes to a professional league being a problem. We have always had parents who love their sons or daughters who play in professional gold (Tiger Wood’s father) or basketball (Shaq’s father) who get involved and get excited and think their child is the best. Some will say it publicly. Some will only think it. I have no problem with LaVar.”
He made it clear that LaVar’s antics have no bearing on whether they decide to take Lonzo Ball or not.
“We’re not looking at LaVar being a problem if we’re blessed to have an opportunity to draft Lonzo,” he said. “We don’t know at this time whether we’re gonna do that or not, but I will say you have to give the father a lot of credit for being in not just Lonzo’s life, but the other two sons as well. I’m happy that a father goes around and says great things about his son.”