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(News) ESPN Bans LaVar Ball After Inappropriate Remark

LaVar Ball, father of Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball, watches the Lakers play the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

After making an inappropriate comment to First Take host Molly Qerim, LaVar Ball will not be appearing on ESPN anytime soon. The network has reportedly banned him saying “There will be no LaVar Ball on any ESPN platform heading forward – at least as of now…. We have no plans moving forward.”

Ball appeared on ESPN to talk about the trade of his son Lonzo Ball to the New Orleans Pelicans. When Molly Qerim tried to move on in their discussion and asked if they could “switch gears”, he responded with “You can switch gears with me anytime.” Watch the video below:

It’s a little cringey to watch… It’s great that ESPN is supporting her and having her back in this situation.

But, this isn’t the first time he has had an uncomfortable exchange on-air with a female host. Two years ago he was openly dismissive to FS1’s Kristine Leahy and told her to “stay in your lane” on an episode of The Herd.

Hopefully after ESPN banned him, he will learn his lesson and learn to be more respectful on and off air.


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