LaVar Ball has said a lot of patently absurd things in the last month and a half, among those the fact that he thinks his sons Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo should get a sneaker deal in the $1 billion range.
"If he can get it, get it", Knight said of Ball's $1 billion asking price.
Ball is the father of UCLA Bruins standout guard Lonzo Ball who isprojected as a top-two pick in the 2017 National Basketball Association draft.
The notoriously loud-mouthed basketball dad got a taste of his own medicine Wednesday when Nike executive George Raveling shared his impassioned opinion of UCLA star Lonzo's father. "That's our number, a billion, straight out of the gate".
Raveling, a Basketball Hall of Famer, then continued to give his assessment of LaVar Ball, saying Lonzo Ball should receive automatic entry into heaven for having him as a father, according to The Postgame.
Still, Nike's co-founder did not deny that the company was interested in Lonzo Ball, but weighed his words cautiously when it came to that billion-dollar prediction. "Give us $100 mil over 10 years". "It's a little steep".
LaVar Ball "is the worst thing to happen to basketball in the last hundred years", Raveling told a World Congress of Sports event, according to Sports Business Journal. "Yeah, we have an interest".