Lavar Ball believes Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors would lose in a one-on-one matchup with one of his sons, LaMelo Ball.
“Stop it, LaMelo,” Lavar Ball said. “Steph is too little, he’s only like 6-3 or 6-2. Lamelo is taller than him and longer than him.”
LaVar describes LaMelo as the “eye-catcher” of his three sons. He might be the best passer who was drafted. But he definitely could work on his scoring and shooting abilities.
“Wherever he goes people anticipate so much to see him play,” LaVar said. “You gotta wait for the show. Wherever Melo goes, you’re giving the Big Baller Brand a whole city.”
Steph Curry, LaMelo Ball: Let’s Look At The Numbers
It’s no secret that Lavar Ball is his son’s biggest cheerleader. Maybe it’s a good idea to take a look at some statistics and see how things match up there.
First up is Curry. In 699 career NBA games, he’s averaged 32.3 minutes per game, 23.5 points per game, with a 47.6 field-goal percentage. He’s averaged 43.5 percent from beyond the 3-point line and 6.6 assists per game.
Now let’s take a look at LaMelo Ball. In his preseason debut with the Charlotte Hornets, he didn’t score any points, was 0-for-5 from the field, had 10 rebounds, and four turnovers in 16 minutes on the court. In 12 games during the 2019-20 season for Illawarra in the NBL Australia league, he averaged 17 points and 31.3 minutes per game.
Curry has the experience advantage over LaMelo Ball. It remains to be seen if Ball will make an impact on the NBA as Curry has throughout his career.
Staying With Warriors Is Important To Curry
While Lavar Ball keeps talking up his son, Curry is focusing on other things. Like making sure he’s still a part of the Warriors’ organization.
He recently commented in a radio interview that he has a desire to stay with the Warriors.
“I want to play here for the rest of my career,” Curry said. “That is a priority.”
Curry will certainly warrant a max-style contract. Currently, he has a $201 million contract with two more years left on it. So, the extension might not come immediately, but he hopes it will eventually come.
He also said that he wants to play for a long time, just like his dad, Dell Curry. He is entering his 12th season in the NBA.
“You can’t predict the future,” Curry said. “I’ve always said I want to play as long as I can play at the level I want to be at. And hopefully, you can be in that position where you end it on your own terms. Whatever that means, hopefully, that is closer to 40.”