WATCH: Kenan Thompson revives LaVar Ball character on SNL, jokes about LaMelo Ball and Hornets

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This weekend’s Saturday Night Live featured the return of a memorable character on Weekend Update in LaVar Ball, played by Kenan Thompson. It had been over a year-and-a-half since Ball appeared on SNL and the return was long overdue.

With both LaMelo and Lonzo thriving, the former the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year, there was plenty of content for Thompson’s LaVar character to discuss.

Before he discussed either of his sons, Ball made jokes about having all the COVID vaccines available plus his own home remedy, LaVartrex. Then, they jumped into “the most storied franchise in all of basketball,” the Charlotte Hornets and LaMelo.

LaVar declared that LaMelo not only had Rookie of the Year locked up, but also MVP and “prettiest hog at the Mecklenburg County Fair” as well. After LaMelo wins all the awards, LaVar also noted he would unite both North and South Carolina into “Carolosaus.”

He also debuted Big Baller Brand’s newest shoe, the CaraMelos. On top of being an entirely chocolate shoe, each pair of CaraMelos includes caramel inside the shoe as well as Alexa. In line with the exorborant prices on Big Baller Brand’s website, the shoes cost $2000 with a 7-month waitlist and available only between the hours of 3-6 p.m. Mountain Time.

It’s a hilarious revival of the character and hopefully one that makes multiple more appearances as the Ball brothers continue to flourish in the NBA.