(ESPN screen shot) LaVar Ball is at it again and if you think that he couldn’t get louder, you’re wrong. Put Stephen A. Smith in the room and things will get even more volatile. Ball appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” on Thursday and it was basically a screaming
He took the FedEx Forum court Thursday to a lusty mixture of boos and cheers, which is exactly how it should be for John Calipari. Nobody in college basketball produces stronger reactions than Cal, and nowhere are the Cal reactions more conflicted than Memphis. Then he jilted the place for Kentucky in ‘09, with a full-blown NCAA investigation ongoing behind closed doors, and they loathed him for it.
LaVar Ball seems to be ignoring LeBron James’ warning to keep his kids’ names out of his mouth. Most college basketball fans are familiar with the latest twist in the Ball saga: Ball went on Chris Broussard’s podcast and said that NBA superstars’ sons tend to be less talented than the sons of less famous players. James didn’t like that much, and on Tuesday, he told ESPN that Ball needs to leave his family alone.