Attention everyone still on the Lavar Ball bandwagon: get off now before it’s too late and you become an asshole by association.
If you didn’t already know, in addition to being a professional asshole, Ball is an AAU coach, which means there are actual human beings in the world who allow their children to take instruction, direction, and advice from LaVar Ball. I’m not sure it’s even called DYFS anymore, but whatever it’s name is, they need to alerted because these parents are clearly unfit to serve.
Anyway, while LaVar was coaching said AAU team, he had a little bit of professional crossover and started acting like an asshole, eventually receiving a technical foul. LaVar did what LaVar does: he made a scene and pulled his team off the court.
Only one problem — they were up by nine (NINE) f*cking points.
The incident occurred during a playoff game at the Double Pump Best of Summer Tournament in Anaheim, California. The game was ruled a forfeit, giving the victory to the opposing team. Ball’s team, which includes his youngest son, LaMelo, was winning 69-60 at the time of the forfeit, according to USA Today Sports.
The father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball?disputed a foul that was called as one of his players went for a steal along the sideline. Immediately after the whistle, Ball repeated, “That’s not a foul. That’s not a foul. That’s not a foul.”
Then, in an apparent reference to an official who Ball felt was out of position, he said, “He came way over here to call that bulls—.” After being issued a technical, Ball motioned toward his players on the court and bench and said, “Let’s go.” Ball and his players proceeded to grab their gear and leave the court.
Classic LaVar Ball: prioritizing himself over everyone else around him.