LaVar Ball hadn’t made an controversial comment in about a week, so he was due.
His latest offering came during an interview with the Orange County Register, when he was asked about UCLA coming up short of the Final Four in this year’s tournament. The problem as Ball sees it? Too many white guys on the floor.
Realistically you can’t win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow. I told Lonzo, ‘One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.’ It turned out the that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite 8, they’re right there.”
This is a little awkward, because one of the three slow white guys that started for the Bruins is Bryce Alford, son of head coach Steve Alford.
Alford has already signed the other two Ball kids, LiAngelo and LaMelo, so he can look forward to having to deal with this ridiculousness for the foreseeable future.
Hey, he signed up for it.
From a historical perspective, slow white guys have actually done really well in college basketball. Their lack of foot speed usually gets exposed in the NBA, but in college, they’re great.
One example, UCLA head coach, and former Indiana All-American, Steve Alford. He led Indiana to a national championship in 1986, despite being slow-footed. Here he is beating a loaded North Carolina team with Michael Jordan.
Here’s slow-ass Christian Laettner beating the team Ball’s kid couldn’t handle on his way to winning it all: