LaVar Ball has openly said in the past that he would have beaten the likes LeBron James and Michael Jordan one-on-one in his heyday.
He has openly been very defensive of his son's, Lonzo Ball, performance at the Los Angeles Lakers during his rookie year, profusely saying that he will be a superstar in the NBA one day.
When it comes to the best player in the NBA right now though, LaVar only has one name on his mind, and it's not his son's surprisingly.
LeBron is the best
During an appearance on The Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder Podcast, via Bleacher Report, Ball stated that James is the best player in the league right now because he's bigger than everybody else.
He said: "The best playing in the NBA right now? Come on, man. I'm biased. The best in the game right now is LeBron James.
"LeBron James is the best on the fact he's stronger than everybody. It's whoever is the biggest and strongest at that time. Like Wilt Chamberlain, he was stronger and faster than everybody. Shaquille O'Neal, same thing."
Ball also spoke about the I Promise School that James helped establish in Akron, Ohio. He said he was very happy for him as he is spending his money on a good cause.
He said: "That's something good to do on the fact he has so much money. He came up a different way, so he was like, 'I'm going to give back to somebody'
"What else can you do when you have that many millions of dollars? You have to spread it out. You can't die with it, so you might as well create some things to help others."
It will be interesting to see how LeBron and Lonzo perform at the Lakers next season and what LaVar has to say about their performances throughout the year.
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