For months now, LaVar Ball has been saying he can beat Michael Jordan in a game of one-on-one. He's gone on to say this on multiple occasions and was even blasted by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith for making the claim. Michael Jordan is recognized by most in the world of basketball as being the greatest player of all-time. He won his 6 NBA championships by leading the Chicago Bulls to back-to-back three-peats. In all six finals appearances, he won the Finals MVP award. He's won 5 league MVP awards, led the league in scoring 10 times, and has a career scoring average of 30.1 ppg.

LaVar Ball, on the other hand, has not quite had the same success that Mike's been able to achieve. In his short-lived basketball career in playing college ball, LaVar averaged only 2.2 ppg. Despite those numbers being much less than Jordan's pro numbers, Ball still seems pretty confident he can take the legend one-on-one. Fans of both individuals could possibly see the event take place if they're willing to pay for it, according to LaVar.

Jordan's response to LaVar

Michael Jordan finally broke his silence this week about Ball when asked about the matter at one of his basketball camps by one of the participants.

"I would say if I had to sit down and talk to him right now if he was here, I'd tell him to shut up and let the kid play."

"He played, I think... college maybe? He averaged, what, 2.2 points a game? For real? It doesn't dignify an answer, but I'll give you one because you asked a question, I don't think he could beat me if I was one-legged."

After his statement, the crowd reacted with joy, seemingly excited by the words that came exactly from the mouth of Mike himself.

Ball's pay-per-view request

After LaVar Ball heard the statement made by Jordan, he immediately issued that the two take things a step further and take their game of one-on-one to pay-per-view.

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Ball went to Twitter to propose his challenge publicly to Mike by saying "let's make it happen." This, of course, is if he is willing to keep the one leg out of it. If so, LaVar has seemed to offer that one of his arms remain behind his back to up the stakes.

If Jordan accepts the request made by Ball, the event will officially make LaVar the most talked about person of the year of 2017. His initial statement about beating Michael Jordan back in March, helped him gain the exposure needed to promote his son Lonzo and their Big Baller Brand.

Now, five months later, those same words have certainly gotten him noticed by arguably the greatest player to ever bless the sport of basketball.

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