LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of top NBA draft prospect Lonzo Ball, made an appearance on ESPN’s First Take on Thursday which produced some amazingly great television. Not because we learned anything new about LaVar or his sons but because for the first time in the history of this bullshit show somebody actually was able to out scream and out bully Stephen A.
Turns out some of ESPN employees who were not pleased with having LaVar on the Network.
But what Danny Kanell and others don't realize is that to the consumer of sports and sports television and sports radio etc, LaVar Ball represents reality. See there is nothing fake about LaVar. He believes what he says and when asked a question he gives us an honest answer. Now we may not agree with LaVar but at least he isn't giving us the same old bullshit we get from people like Stephen A or Skip. And he sure as shit doesn't give us the same "Safe" regurgitated bullshit we get from every ESPN (Disney) personality. LeVar Ball is the real.
And who the fuck is this Dari? News Flash Dari.. It's that kind of bullshit hot take that drives us sports fans fucking crazy. Nobody is faulting Lonzo for anything that comes out of LeVar's mouth. As a matter of fact I think LeVar has done an amazing job of keeping the spotlight off of Lonzo and squarely on him. Has anyone even heard Lonzo talk? Can he talk? I don't know. But I do know that the idea of people hating Lonzo because of what his dad says is total and utter bullshit. Oh the children... Fuck you Dari.. Lonzo will be just fine. It's you that has the problem with America.
We need to stop mocking LeVar and embrace him. We also need to start demanding that we get more "LeVar" from our sports media and less Dari or Stephen A or Danny Kanell. I may not always agree with what LeVar has to say but I'll take his authenticity anyday over the fake and scripted shit we get on a daily basis from everyone else. And I'm willing to bet.. so will his boys.