LaVar Ball’s antics both during and after the college basketball season have drawn the ire of plenty of people. That includes former and current NBA players. It also seems to include a living UCLA and NBA legend in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
On an interview with 97.5 The Fanatic, Kareem called out Ball for his handling of his son Lonzo throughout the year. Here is what he said as transcribed by TMZ Sports:
“Everybody knows about his sons because he has been able to hype them. But I don’t think that’s good for college basketball,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “College basketball is starting to look like a…it doesn’t look good. It looks like it’s a huckster show. And that bothers me, you know. You have people going those lengths to promote their kids. I don’t get it.”
And Ball has not gotten out of the spotlight yet as he continues to make ridiculous claims like being able to beat Michael Jordan 1-on-1 and saying that his son is already somehow better than NBA MVP Steph Curry. Abdul-Jabbar also went to the next level by saying that the one-and-done rule is “pathetic” and it’s allowed for situations like this where Ball gets to pimp out of his son for the one year he’s actually in college.
[h/t Bleacher Report]