Trump Calls LaVar Ball a "Poor Man’s Version of Don King"

The president also called Ball an "ungrateful fool" for disputing whether he helped his son return from China.

by Liam Daniel Pierce
Nov 22 2017, 4:03pm

Photo by Brad Penner—USA TODAY Sports

Trump's Twitter feed is all about sports right now, which can only mean that Robert Mueller is boring a hole in the bottom of the Oval Office's floorboards. And speaking of "boring a hole"s (see what I did there?) we've been treated to yet another act of puffery/buffoonery between LaVar Ball and Donald "Adult Human" Trump this morning.

Earlier this morning, Trump was likely in bed and thinking about LaVar Ball—as he is wont to do—because of their growing feud over whether he stepped in to help release his son and his UCLA teammates after the three got caught shoplifting in China. Trump seems to think it was all him and demanded a "thank you," and LaVar's response was:

“Who? What was he over there for?

“Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”

The drama has been simmering ever since—Trump's initial response was to say he should have left the three teenagers in jail—and, at the crack of 5:25 a.m., the president rattled off this tweet:

Only to take seven more minutes to craft this 250-character follow-up:

Seemingly, the "debate" about who gets credit for freeing Ball's knucklehead son from his shoplifting excursion to China will never stop. This is currently the agenda of the leader of the free world.

Meanwhile, LaVar Ball is too busy calling Luke Walton, the coach of his underperforming NBA son, "soft." Please, someone put me in that turkey coma forever.

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