Ball is clearly insulted by people calling his family the Kardashians of basketball. He stated vehemently that his clan of basketball playing wizards are nothing like the Kardashians — and he hates being compared to them on any level.
The patriarch was out in Los Angeles when a reporter asked him about the new Ball reality show, and if this officially makes his family the Kardashians of the hardwood.
“I ain’t no Kardashain, I ain’t Kris Jenner. We the Balls, welcome to the Ball era,” he said.
On one hand, the Kardashian comparison is legitimate to some people. Each family has one ultra-famous kid, and boasts names that start with the same letter. And, like Kris Jenner, father Ball seems to be a branding genius. He has spent the past year keeping his eldest son, Lonzo, and his two other sensational basketball playing sons in the spotlight — all while hawking t-shirts and expensive tennis shoes.
Though Ball has attracted a legion of enemies and haters, there is no disputing that Ball is a ratings winner.
On the other hand, Ball hates the Kardashian comparison because Ball’s three sons actually have viable, provable skills: all three are considered basketball standouts. As for the Kardashians and Jenners, not a single child of Kris Jenner’s has demonstrated a marketable job skill in the decade or so that they’ve been in the spotlight.