LaVar Ball burst onto the scene with the success on his eldest son, Lonzo. The former UCLA Bruin starred in college, creating a platform for his father – which LaVar used incessantly.
Over the last two years we’ve heard plenty from the Ball family, and with the upcoming free agency of LeBron James, we’re hearing even more.
The Los Angeles Lakers are a popular destination for LeBron among NBA analysts, which gave LaVar the chance to talk about his sons on the Herd with Colin Cowherd earlier this week.
However, it’s a recent comment that has LeBron in hot water, and it has nothing to do with basketball. LaVar’s wife, Tina, suffered a stroke and has been recovering for the past year.
In a recent feature from the Washington Post, LaVar said his wife suffered a stroke “so she could be quiet.”
In his suite on this afternoon, during an interview he insists is recorded, LaVar sidesteps questions that would humanize him and offsets the occasional tender moment about his wife — “As long as she can smile, give a kiss and a hug,” he says, “I’m good” — with striking displays of cruelty — “That’s probably why she had the stroke, so she can be quiet for a minute.”
And whether he is still playing a character or has lost himself in it, soon LaVar will be coming home.
A quick Twitter search will show what people think about LaVar’s comments, but we’ll let you formulate your own opinions.
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