ESPN may distance itself from LaVar Ball following his inappropriate comment to “First Take” host Molly Qerim. A spokesperson for the network told The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch that ESPN has “no plans moving forward” involving Ball.
Ball found himself in hot water Monday for comments he made on “First Take.” During an interview, Qerim asked Ball is she could “switch gears” with Ball to ask a question about a different topic.
Ball responded by saying, “You can switch gears with me anytime.”
LaVar shooting his shot at Molly Qerim during First Take interview? Jalen Rose gonna bust him up lol pic.twitter.com/HeIB9CFIxH
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 17, 2019
That response drew a surprised look from Qerim, and a disgusted look from Stephen A. Smith.
Later in the show, Qerim jokingly mentioned she might need to call HR.
Through a spokesperson, Ball denied his statement was sexual in nature. As of Tuesday, Qerim said she had not received an apology from Ball.
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