Looks like LaVar Ball isn't the only member of the Ball family who thinks he could beat Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one.
But while the father's comments to USA TODAY Sports in March that he would "kill" Jordan if they played back in the day only added to his lengthy list of laughable statements, the most recent claim made by his son Lonzo Ball — the point guard projected to be a top-two pick in this year's NBA draft — is more believable.
When asked on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night if he would beat the 54-year-old Jordan if they played one-on-one today, the 19-year-old prospect didn't hesitate.
"Right now? Yes," he said with a laugh.
"You could beat Michael Jordan one-on-one?" Kimmel asked again.
It's hard to disagree with Lonzo based strictly on the 35-year age gap, but don't forget that Jordan — y'know, the guy who's widely considered the greatest basketball player of all-time — beat a 19-year-old Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (2012 No. 2 overall draft pick) in a game of one-on-one back in 2013.
"It was hard for me," Kidd-Gilchrist said at the time. "I lost. He's the greatest man that ever played the game.
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