Friday, July 28, 2017

Weasel of the Week: LaVar Ball

The world's worst stage parent is at it again.

LaVar Ball, he of the delusional ego and overpriced, as yet unavailable sneakers, is coaching an AAU basketball team in Los Angeles this summer, but at the rate he's going, he may not finish the season.

For the 2nd time in as many weeks, Ball pulled his team off the court, this time after he'd been ejected from the game after being assessed a pair of technical fouls. A female college referee working the game was the object of Ball's ire. Obviously, the words "sore loser" are not in his vocabulary, something son Lonzo may need to address before the start of NBA season at the end of October.

You'll notice in the following video a camera crew following the elder Ball, so he apparently has a deal in place for a reality show to extend his rapidly expiring 15 minutes of infamy. The man just doesn't get it, and probably won't, even after Big Baller Brand goes belly-up (and you know it will):

Imagine if on Sanford & Son back in the day, Fred (Redd Foxx) tried this kind of behavior coaching an AAU team in place of son Lamont (Demond Wilson). Yes, it would get laughs, but in this day and age, it'd be looked upon as sad. That's just the way the world is today.

LaVar Ball is this week's Weasel for taking the coward's way out two weeks running, just because his team is losing, for one thing, and making himself the center of attention, when the attention should be on the kids who need it more than he does. Of course, it could get worse. Ball could always hire that other bloviator, Stephen A. Smith, as a publicist. Naaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!

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