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04/07/2017 12:28 pm ET

LaVar Ball Blames White Players For UCLA Loss In NCAA Tournament

"The foot speed is too slow," the father of NBA prospect Lonzo Ball said.

LaVar Ball is the controversial dad of NBA prospect Lonzo Ball of UCLA and two younger sons starring in high school.

He has ticked off LeBron James, said outrageous things such as claiming that he could’ve beaten Michael Jordan one-on-one back in the day, and has reportedly meddled in the coaching of his brood.

But a recent comment may have topped them all. 

The elder Ball told the Orange County Register Thursday that UCLA lost to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet Sixteen because too many white guys played for the Bruins. Ball had predicted UCLA would win the title.

“Realistically you can’t win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow,” Ball said. “I told Lonzo, ‘One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.’ It turned out that that was the one game.”

LaVar Ball during a UCLA game in January.
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LaVar Ball during a UCLA game in January.

Lonzo, a freshman point guard, had 10 points and 8 assists in the 86-75 defeat to Kentucky. His father says he injured his hamstring.

Sports Illustrated mentioned that the three white players who saw regular playing time in the season — Bryce Alford, Thomas Welsh and T.J. Leaf ― combined for 39 points in the loss. It should be noted that Leaf, like Ball, is a projected first-round NBA draft pick.

If we learned anything from his latest episode, it’s that we probably haven’t heard the last of LaVar Ball.

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