Regardless of your political affiliation, you must admit that Donald Trump’s use of Twitter is nothing short of erratic and often troubling. Instead of tweeting as a normal person with an understanding of common sense, The President of the United States tweets all sorts of usually incoherent or otherwise unintelligible nonsense as his complicit following tries to decipher the madness.


Trump has used this social media platform to do everything from retweeting gif’s of himself tackling “CNN”, to consistently insulting future Dallas mayor Mark Cuban, to calling North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “short and fat” in a way that only a crying 13-year-old girl could replicate, to insulting countless politicians from both sides of the aisle and even telling judges that blocked his travel ban that he’ll “see them in court.”


They’re judges. Of course you’ll see them in court, Donnie. That’s where they work.


Sometimes, I think he skipped 5th grade Social Studies class.


Those who don’t care for Trump’s insane use of the site can take solace in knowing that close to 5 years ago in March of 2013, his Twitter was hacked and posted a lyric from acclaimed rapper Lil Wayne.


“These hoes think they classy. Well, that’s the class I’m skippin’.” the tweet read.


Recently though, The Oompa Loompa in Chief has incited a beef with someone who, given his bombastic and overly proud nature when it comes to himself and his family, almost seems to be a perfect foil to someone equally as conceded as Trump.


Former NFL player, owner of Big Baller Brand and father of Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard Lonzo Ball, LaVar Ball has made quite a name for himself in both the basketball community as well as mainstream pop culture. By making somewhat ridiculous claims such as declaring himself to be a better basketball player than Michael Jordan and that his son is better than Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry, Ball has become both famous and somewhat infamous for his boisterous comments.


(Yahoo! Sports)

On November 7 in Hangzou, China, Lavar Ball’s middle child, UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball, was arrested for shoplifting along with two of his teammates, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill. Luckily, the situation didn’t get too out of hand as they were quickly exonerated about a week later, partially due to President Trump communicating with Chinese president Xi Jinping. Even though I’m not his biggest fan, I will give President Trump credit where credit is due and he was at least decently responsible for their release.


As he usually does, Trump eventually tweeted and essentially patted himself on the back while directly asking those three players and LaVar Ball to thank him. Given the fact that he’s president, being a diplomat is an essential duty of the job so it wasn’t unusual for him to free the students. But asking for thanks, that’s a bit strange.


LaVar Ball, however, simply responded in an interview on November 18 regarding the shoplifting by stating “Who?” about Trump.


“What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” Ball said in an interview with ESPN.


(SB Nation)

This naturally set off The Donald and he tweeted, “Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!”


In response, Ball straight up refused to thank Trump in an interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN, stating that he’ll only thank Trump if he personally flew LiAngelo back on Air Force One and he’d rather thank President Xi. He also made a comment that sounded exactly like something our Commander in Chief would say.


“I had some people that had boots on the ground that knew the situation when we first jumped on there,” he said. “I keep those people in mind.”


Even if they’re beefing, I can’t help but see similarities in both Trump and Ball. Both have extreme levels of self-esteem and believe they’re the best at everything. Along with that, they have an incredible passion for their children. Albeit, I don’t think LaVar looks at Lonzo the same way that Donald looks at Ivanka and LaMelo and LiAngelo aren’t anywhere near as sketchy as Donald Jr. and Eric, but that’s beside the point.


Still, I have a feeling that this will be a stagnant and everpresent beef quite like the Donald vs. Rosie O’Donnell beef. Especially because as of yesterday, Ball mailed Trump a pair of Big Baller Brand ZO2 shows. If we know our president, this is likely to greatly upset him.


How do you feel about this Trump/LaVar Ball beef? Tell me your feelings on Twitter at @CaptainKasoff and we’ll talk.