LaVar Ball Will Only Play Michael Jordan for $200 Million

LaVar Ball is willing to put someone else’s money where his mouth is.

If you remember, Ball once infamously said he could beat Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one. It must not have bothered Jordan too much because the Charlotte Hornets, which Jordan owns, just drafted Ball’s son, LaMelo.

Anyway, LaVar Ball told TMZ Sports a game against Jordan could still happen — for $200 million.

“Realistically, neither one of us is gonna do this,” Ball said. “We over 50!”

Ball, who once predicted all three of his sons would play in the NBA, is most likely wrong again. Jordan would almost definitely play. If he didn’t, it wouldn’t be because of a silly thing like age.

It more likely would be because everyone knows Ball was never anywhere close to Jordan’s league. Not now. Not ever. Not for $200 million.

Of the two of them, only one actually is a big baller. The other just calls himself one.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. “Realistically, neither one of us is gonna do this,” Ball said. “We over 50!”

    I take it Lavar didn’t watch one minute of the ‘Last Dance’.

    Jordan would totally do it and torch his big mouth.

  2. Lavar is just an attention whore. I just feel bad for his boys because, as soon as his boys make it to the show, Lavar steps in and grabs the spotlight. Just go away and do what you do best Lavar, extort the big money your boys are going to make. Everyone knows that’s what you actually do best

  3. It’s fair to say this guy best summarizes everything I hate about pro sports today. He’s the dad using his kid’s for his own fame. It’s worse than any creepy beauty pageant mom. He gives off this vibe that he only cares about basketball, people, and life itself, as far as they can make him some freakin money. If hell had pro sports, they would resemble what the NBA of today has become. Empty, self-absorbed, and sad.

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