LaVar Ball responds to critical comments from LeBron James

Feb 5, 2017; Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA; LaVar Ball , father of Chino Hills guard LaMelo Ball (not pictured) against the Rancho Cucamonga Cougars at Rancho Cucamonga High School. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 5, 2017; Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA; LaVar Ball , father of Chino Hills guard LaMelo Ball (not pictured) against the Rancho Cucamonga Cougars at Rancho Cucamonga High School. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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LaVar Ball continues the conversation with LeBron James, responding to the Cavaliers’ star’s comments about leaving his family alone.

LaVar Ball continues to leave his bad case of foot-in-mouth disease untreated. Earlier this week, Ball said that he didn’t think LeBron’s sons would be able to live up to their father’s legacy. LeBron responded that Ball should, “Keep my kids’ name out of your mouth; keep my family out of your mouth. This is dad to dad. It’s a problem now.” (h/t ESPN).

Ball answered back this morning on Fox Sports Radio.

"“I have no problem with LeBron,” Ball replied, according to USA Today Sports. “They asked me a question about if I thought superstar players’ kids were good. My opinion is I’ve never seen one that’s been really good. LeBron is going to make his kids one of the best players ever according to him.I’ve never seen one really live up to what their dad has done, so he could be the first. It’s not about me having his kids name in my mouth, I’m not worried about his family. If somebody asks me a question I’ll answer it the way I want to answer it.”"

Ball has made a name for himself recently with inflammatory comments about the potential of his son, Lonzo Ball, a star point guard for the UCLA Bruins. Ball (the younger) has his team in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and is widely expected to be a top five pick in the year’s NBA Draft.

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Ball (the younger) has had a sensational season but he’s a household name in large part because of Ball’s (the elder) sensational statements. UCLA matches up with Kentucky this weekend for a trip to the Elite Eight, an opportunity for Ball (the younger) to continue trying to keep up with his father’s wild proclamations.