The battle between the leader of the United States and everyone’s favorite sports dad is continuing on Twitter.
LaVar Ball has taken another shot at President Donald Trump on Twitter this week. The self proclaimed big baller used the social media site to tell the president to “#stayinyolane”.
The “Trump Dunk” as Ball eloquently hashtags in the tweet has been retweeted over 48,000 times and liked 89,000 times. The braggadocios father of three even put the President’s personal twitter in the post. There is a very strong chance, knowing Trump’s affinity for the social media platform, that he has seen this gif thousands of times.
Ball, as many know, is the father of Lonzo Ball. The Los Angeles Lakers selected Lonzo with the second pick in this past year’s NBA draft after he spent one season at UCLA.
LaVar Ball’s battle with President Trump actually started over his other son LiAngelo Ball. The middle son and two other UCLA basketball players were caught shoplifting in China. LiAngelo was a freshman on the team, but has since left the university with his father’s blessing. The three accused shoplifters were stuck in the country while UCLA returned home.
Trump, who was also in Asia at the time, claimed to have aided the boys in being released. He even used Twitter to ask if they will thank him for his help. The President even proclaimed that he should have left them there after they apparently did not thank him (spoiler alert: they did).
The Ball patriarch did not take kindly to Trump’s tweet barrage. Ball later appeared on CNN and was a mainstay in news headlines for days.
After the issue has seemingly slipped our minds, Ball fired off this gif to reignite the feud. We will all anxiously await President Trump’s response, if he chooses to respond.