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ESPN: LA Lakers Ban Media From Speaking to LaVar Ball

The attention-seeking self-promoter and NBA father has been feuding with President Trump ever since the president rescued one of his sons from China.

By NTK Staff | 12.04.2017 @2:30pm
ESPN: LA Lakers Ban Media From Speaking to LaVar Ball

The NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers banned the media from talking with guests of their players in a move widely interpreted as a measure to limit LaVar Ball’s exposure to the media, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.

Ball, the father of Laker Lonzo Ball, has made a name for himself with over-the-top trash talking and controversial statements to the press about his sons’ opponents. This has apparently irked the Lakers organization:

In prior years, media socialized and, at times, interviewed individuals in that sector without interference. If a media member is recognized in that area now, arena security or Laker staffers direct that he or she leave the area.

“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.”

Haynes reported that many employees at the Lakers’ arena are calling it the “LaVar Ball Rule” due to the convenient timing of the decision to re-enforce the policy.

Ball has repeatedly shaken up the NBA with his inflammatory tirades in support of his son, and he even jumped into the political world recently, picking a fight with President Trump. One of the self-promoter’s other sons, UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball, was arrested on shoplifting charges in China, and President Trump personally asked Chinese President to resolve the issue.

Following LiAngelo Ball’s prompt release and return to the United States, his father refused to thank President Trump for his intervention, sparking a public feud between perhaps the two loudest voices in America.

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