As Lonzo Ball’s NBA career heats up, so does LaVar Ball’s feud with several proven superstars. That includes Shaquille O’Neal, who has been sparring with the rookie’s dad for months now. The latest move in the battle between basketball dads was for Shaq to drop a nearly 3-minute long diss track against LaVar and we’re betting it only gets better from here.
Shaq’s new release took aim at LaVar, calling out Lonzo’s dad for his lack of basketball skills. As the song reminds everyone, Ball only averaged two points per game as a college athlete and he didn’t even make it to the NBA.
The new LaVar Ball diss track features Shaq rhyming over a Jay-Z beat. The entirety of the song can be seen below.
It didn’t take long for LaVar Ball to respond. After all, we knew that he would and it’s nearly as good as Shaq’s diss track.
According to LaVar, Shaq keeps bringing his name up in order to keep himself relevant. That’s right! The four-time NBA champion with his own show on TNT needs to talk about a guy who was never even in the NBA according to Ball.
“He gotta put my name in whatever he doing, elsewise everybody forget about Shaq,” LaVar Ball responded. There’s even more of LaVar’s response in the video below. Be warned, it does contain NSFW language.
The whole thing started between Shaquille O’Neal and LaVar Ball a few months back when Shaq took aim at the Big Baller Brand shoes and their $495 price tag.
Shaq posted a picture of himself and his own Shaq Attack shoes on Twitter with the caption, “Hey @Lavarbigballer real big baller brands don’t over charge kids for shoes.”
As usual, it took no time for LaVar to react and the feud between Lonzo’s dad and Shaq was born. “Just like Shaq was saying, ‘Oh, LaVar, you need to make it for the kids!’ No, that’s your lane; you make it for them,” LaVar said. “They’ve got two lanes they can come in.”
“Just like Shaq was saying, ‘Oh, LaVar, you need to make it for the kids!’ No, that’s your lane; you make it for them,” LaVar said. “They’ve got two lanes they can come in.”
“He makes his shoe, his Shaq Attack,” Ball continued. “How come his son don’t wear it? It’s a family thing. See, my son will wear my shoe. It’s a family thing. I’m giving him a choice. He can wear any shoe he wants, but why wouldn’t he want to wear something that’s your own?”
Things escalated when LaVar Ball claimed that he and his son LaMelo could beat Shaq and his son Shareef O’Neal in a two-on-two basketball game. What are the odds on that game actually happening?
It looks like the beef between Shaq and LaVar Ball isn’t going anywhere. After all, Lonzo’s NBA career is just starting and LaVar has two more sons with promising basketball skills so he’ll be around much longer.
Likewise, Shaq is not going anywhere and will likely remain on TV as a commentator for many years to come. Not to mention that Shareef really is proving to be a basketball star himself.
That means the Shaq and LaVar feud could just be warming up and we’re here for it. Pass the popcorn.