“Do I think he can win it? No. I know he can win it!”
That’s LaVar Ball telling TMZ Sports he knows his son, LaMelo, can win NBA’s MVP this season … which would make him the youngest player to ever win the award.
The 20-year-old is already a star — he won 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year, was selected All-Rookie First Team and became the youngest player in Hornets franchise history to have a 30-point game.
But, can LaMelo — who’s averaging nearly 20 points, 8 rebounds and almost 8 assists in his second season — really win the trophy over guys like Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo?!
LaVar says “yes” … but there’s something he’s gotta do first.
“Here it is … they’re not gonna give Melo the MVP unless he makes it to the Finals,” LaVar said at Cool Kicks L.A. “Then you gonna make MVP.”
“You know why? The NBA — what do you need? You need the next superstar, and you know who he is?! My boy! And, I got a bunch of ’em!”
FYI — the current youngest MVP was Derrick Rose, who won it at 22 years for the Bulls.
The Hornets are currently in the middle of the Eastern Conference … but it’s still pretty early in the season, so who knows what’ll happen.
We also chatted with LaVar about one of his other sons … asking if Lonzo can win a title for the Windy City … and his answer won’t shock you one bit.
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