LaVar stands by his word.
Prior to the start of the NBA season, LaVar Ball made a number of eyebrow-raising statements, including the time he said his son, Lonzo, was a better basketball player than NBA MVP Steph Curry. After the Lakers' overtime loss to the Warriors last night, LaVar once again explained why he feels his son is better than Curry.
Following the Lakers' 127-123 victory, in which Lonzo Ball recorded 15 points and 10 assists, LaVar reiterated,
"Until I die, I will always think my son is better than Steph Curry. Always! … I’ve trained my son, I know what he’s about. You know what Steph’s about. … He could be a 10-time MVP! I still don’t think he’s better than my son!"
Ahead of last night's game at Staples Center, Steph Curry was asked about LaVar's comments and whether they serve as "extra motivation." To the contrary, the 2x NBA champ says they're just "comic relief."
Curry was 9 for 20 from the field last night, finishing with 28 points, seven assists and five rebounds as the Warriors improved their record to 16-6 on the season. The Lakers, meanwhile, have fallen to 8-13.
In 21 games this season, Lonzo is averaging 9 points, 7.2 assists and 7 rebounds, including a pair of triple-doubles. That said, he is also shooting just 31.5% from the field and 25.7% from behind the arc.
Lonzo and the Los Angeles Lakers will face off against the defending champs twice more in December, including a trip to Oracle Arena on the 22nd.