Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Blasts LaVar Ball For Helping Turn NCAA Hoops Into A ‘Huckster Show’ (AUDIO)
The feeling towards LaVar Ball and his Big Baller Brand seem to be more on the negative side than anything else. LaVar’s outspoken devotion of his children is undeniable and while admired by some, his outrageous comments and boastful attitude have rubbed many the wrong way.
One big time name is NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The Los Angeles Lakers legend was chatting with 97.5 The Fanatic recently about “1-and-done college players” and the state of NCAA basketball when LaVar Ball’s name was brought up.
“Everybody knows about his sons because he has been able to hype them. But I don’t think that’s good for college basketball.”
He continued, “College basketball is starting to look like a … it doesn’t look good. It looks like it’s a huckster show. And that bothers me, you know. You have people going those lengths to promote their kids. I don’t get it. “
On “1-and-done college players”:
“1-and-dones doesn’t make any sense to me. To have somebody come and be on campus for 6 months and play a basketball season, what is that?”
“It’s strange and it’s not good for the college game and it hasn’t been good for the pro game. I think they better find a different way of dealing with those issues.”