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Michael Jordan and LaVar Ball settle the one-on-one debate in simulation

LaVar Ball and Michael Jordan were finally able to compete one-on-one in a video game setting.

LaVar Ball burst onto the national scene a few years back when Lonzo Ball was at UCLA and then drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers. He talked a big game and it paid off as all three of his sons are now in the NBA.

One of Ball’s wildest claims was that he could have taken down Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one when he was at his peak. This was obviously blasphemous, but nothing out of the ordinary for the loud dad. Now his son LaMelo Ball is a member of Jordan’s Charlotte Hornets. Will a one-on-one showdown be in order?

That is not going to happen in reality. Luckily, a simulation put Jordan and Ball on the same court for the dream matchup. The results were as expected.

Michael Jordan crushes LaVar Ball in simulated showdown

This simulation would have been more interesting if Ball was given some better attributes based solely on claims of his own past abilities. Ball played one year of Division 1 basketball at Washington State and averaged 2.2 points per game. Jordan, if you haven’t heard, was a bit better.

The jokes began flying the minute the Hornets drafted the youngest Ball. Was this Jordan’s ultimate evil plan to quiet LaVar? Was he going to put on a big one-on-one showcase? No, but it was fun to think about.

It will be interesting to hear if and how Ball reacts to this simulation. Him scoring at all is probably far too generous. It’s not like Ball was a middling NBA player. He could barely score during his one season in college.

The actual playing of the game is for his sons to do, and LaMelo could be the best of them all when he debuts in Charlotte.

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