LaVar Ball Inspires New Rule as Lakers Look to Eliminate Distractions
LaVar Ball may just be the most outspoken personality in sports.
The now infamous father of the three Ball brothers, LaVar has already took the time to engage in a verbal confrontation with President Donald Trump, and has more recently criticized Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, and his son Lonzo’s Laker teammate Julius Randle following the Lakers’ heartbreaking loss to the Golden State Warriors.
As the comments continue to get out of hand, the Lakers’ patience is starting to run thin. According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, the Lakers will enforce the “LaVar Ball rule”, which will prohibit members of the media to interview families or friends of players following games.
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“It’s not a new policy; it’s an existing policy,” a team spokesperson told ESPN. “There has been more media presence in that area than before. That section is strictly for family and guests of players. It’s a privacy concern.”
LaVar Ball, the father of Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball, is also not permitted to do interviews on the court, something he did on opening night after the LA Clippers defeated the Lakers 108-92. The league’s rule is that an individual must be credentialed in order to enter onto the court. LaVar Ball hasn’t done an on-court interview since.”
At some point, one must ask, how much more of LaVar can the Lakers organization handle and how would it effect their rookie point guard Lonzo’s future?