It’s bad enough the New Orleans Pelicans have King Cake Baby, the seasonal mascot who brings creepiness to Mardi Gras madness. Now things are more nightmarish with the addition of Big Baller Baby.

The Pelicans got Big Baller Baby, also known as LaVar Ball, the World’s Most Obnoxious Basketball Dad and founder of Big Baller Brand shoes and clothing, in the blockbuster trade that sent Anthony Davis to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.

Big Baller Baby is the excess wind baggage in the Davis deal in which the Lakers sent his son, Lonzo, to the Pelicans along with Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks – including the No. 4 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Lavar Ball is the Big Baller Baby because of the image next to King Cake Baby at the top of this post. A new Instagram account, Daily Lavar Ball Post, shared the photo and included the funny line ” I Will POST LAVAR BALL PICS DAILY UNTIL @lakers WIN A CHIP Because Lavar said they won’t win without @zo.”

It’s assumed the draft will represent the Pelicans making the move from A, as in Anthony Davis, to Z, as in Zion Williamson, the Duke star New Orleans will likely select with the No. 1 pick.

“The city seems very excited, if I come there… I like the vibes of New Orleans,” Williamson said Wednesday at a press conference in New York, where nola.com was among the media.

Heck, fans from the Lower Garden District to Uptown and beyond are probably planning a Krewe of Zion Carnival debut in 2020, a story for another time, because it’s time to get back to Big Baller Baby.

Lavar Ball is such a huge joke he’s sure to replace Donald Trump as the biggest target of satire on Mardi Gras floats as soon as the next parade gets rolling. Perhaps Chewballer will be the theme of Chewbacchus on Feb. 1.

When it comes to this subject, the tweets seem to just write themselves.

The only good thing to say about King Cake Baby is that it’s around for just Mardi Gras.

The worst thing about Big Baller Baby is that he’ll be around the NBA all season long.

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