Appearing on Fox Sports 1 with Colin Cowherd, the father of National Basketball Association prospect Lonzo Ball repeatedly gave rude responses to co-host Kristine Leahy's questions and told her to "stay in her lane".
Ball was asked about dealing with the big shoe companies and said they will regret not making a deal with him after his son is picked by the Lakers. To point out that everything he says is purely laughable (the amusing thing is that LaVar actually believes what he says).
If all the reports are to believed, the Los Angeles Lakers and Lonzo Ball belong to the mutual admiration society. But you can't come at me and disrespect me and not look me in the eye and threaten me.
"I don't think he can comment on anything ... but snacks", Ball said.
It seems that as far as the American public goes right now, all the hype in the world can't take the shine off affordable sports shoes and plenty of change from the $500 you'd rather not blow on a whim. It got to the point where I was surprised that Cowherd didn't admonish Ball, kick him off the set on the air, or at least throw to break early and return with Ball off the set and out of the building. He told her to "stay in her lane" when she tried to interject into the conversation, and then explained that "Big Baller Brand" is not something that he wants to market to women. Ball scoffed at the idea.
"Uh, if you have a women's company", Ball retorted, a comment Leahy found incredulous.
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With a four-point cushion, the odds remain in their favour but next week's clash with 18th-placed Hull could be a tense affair. I'm sure we can drive them on to perform at that level more and more. "It's all in our hands and it's a good feeling".
Why do I keep writing about LaVar Ball, perpetuating the character that is the loudest mouth in basketball?
"Leahy: "Wait, are you threatening me?" I thought he was clearly disrespectful. LaVar didn't even bother to look at Kristine during this argument, slamming her as a "hater".
Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles Lakers secured the second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. LaVar Ball has maintained all along that his son will only play for the Lakers, saying as much on The Kevin and Mike Show in Arizona in late February. His number has always been No. 2 and guess where he's going? No. 2.
Ball: No, I actually was saying it as a point...
Ultimately though, the Lakers will have to choose whichever available player they think is the most talented with the second overall pick. The exorbitant asking price is based mostly on future potential for his son Lonzo Ball to perform well in the league and become a franchise player that others idolize or want to emulate.
"Dad is never going to go away".