LaVar Ball has made a lot of outrageous remarks over the past few weeks, months, however long it's been now, but this one is by far the worst of them all. When asked why the UCLA Bruins didn't make it further in the NCAA tournament, LaVar Ball had no problem pointing the finger. Ball said " Realistically you can't win no championship with three white guys because foot speed is too slow." Wow, not only did he single out a couple of teenagers for being the sole reason UCLA lost, he blamed it on their race. He was right with what he said, but completely wrong at the same time. Let me explain.
Obviously race has nothing to do with it, we've seen great white players, we've seen horrible white players, just like we've seen great black players, and horrible black players, talent is talent it doesn't rely on race. He was right about the slow foot work because UCLA had been horrible on the defensive side of the ball all season. To single those players out as the sole reason they lost is just so wrong though. You won't find many people that are higher on Lonzo Ball than me, however I still can realize he was a huge reason they lost that game against Kentucky. De'Aron Fox, the point guard for Kentucky, Lonzo Ball's matchup, dropped 39 points, LaVar Ball please explain what happened to me there, dummy. Let's not talk about being slow because your boy got cooked by the more athletic guard for 40 minutes.
As for white players not being able to be on championship caliber teams because they're too slow and their footwork sucks, I thought of legit the perfect example to make LaVar Ball look dumber than he already does. A few years back their was a college basketball player by the name Aaron Kraft, white point guard from Ohio State. He was the best on ball perimeter defender in all of college basketball for basically as long as he played. 2x Big 10 defensive player of the year, 4x Big 10 All-defensive team, and he won the national defensive player of the year, so to say that a white player is just not capable of being able to defend on the outside because of their slow foot speed is hilarious. Oh by the way, Kraft and his team made it to the Final Four, UCLA didn't even sniff that. LaVar Ball shut your mouth, let your son get you rich, and stop making outlandish comments that are going to affect the relationships in Lonzo's life.