With his dedication to saying absurd things with brash confidence
at high volumes, LaVar Ball has become an inescapable part
of the sports media landscape.
He went on “First Take” and told Stephen A. Smith that he’d
beat Michael Jordan at a game of one-on-one. He tried to get Nike
to pay a billion dollars for the rights to his kids’ shoe deals.
After his son was drafted by the Lakers with the second overall
pick, he immediately went on record saying Lonzo would take the
franchise from the bottom of the Western Conference to the
Ball is the type of character that is ripe for parody, and on
Thursday night, “Saturday Night Live” finally got to take aim at
the infamous father, with Kenan Thompson playing the role of
Thompson’s performance was one of dedication and committment,
taking Ball’s already outlandish character and expanding him into
space, with claims like, “Look at me! I am eight feet
tall! I can jump 20 feet high! I once jumped over a Super
Target! This past Thanksgiving I ate 100 turkeys!”
He also expanded on LaVar’s claim that he could beat
Jordan, saying that he could do it wearing a beekeeper suit
and Hamburger Helper gloves.
You can watch video of the performance below.