LaVar Ball is making headlines again.
LaVar Ball gained notoriety off of his son, Lonzo, who was a star on the UCLA basketball team this past season.
His hot-headed father turned Lonzo’s success into a platform to speak his mind. Now, LaVar is making headlines for something new. LaVar blamed the “white guys” on UCLA’s team for the Bruins losing to Kentucky in the Sweet 16.
In an interview with The Orange County Register, LaVar stated that UCLA had no chance of winning an NCAA Championship with three white guys on the court because their foot speed is too slow.
“Realistically you can’t win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow,” LaVar Ball said. “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.”
It was Lonzo who got burned by De’Aaron Fox — to the tune of 39 points for the Kentucky star, but he apparently was playing with a pulled hamstring for some of the game.
The three “white guys” LaVar was talking about are presumably T.J. Leaf, Bryce Alford, and Thomas Welsh, who were all extremely key in the Bruins’ 31-5 season. In the loss to UK, they combined to score 39 points. Ball, meanwhile, added just 10 on 4 of 10 shooting while turning the ball over four times.
Also, LaVar, Duke started three “white guys” and played five on its 2010 national title team.