• News
  • World

Steve Kerr believes LaVar Ball has become 'the Kardashian of the NBA'

Steve Kerr believes LaVar Ball has become 'the Kardashian of the NBA'

Add Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr to the list of coaches who have recently criticized the media for giving LaVar Ball the type of attention he is getting. He was asked about LaVar Ball after the demonstrative dad told ESPN that the Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton, a dear Kerr friend and former top assistant with the Warriors.

In a Tuesday morning attempt to advance the ball on Rick Carlisle's dismantling of ESPN's love affair with the eloquently obnoxious LaVar Ball, I asked the Dallas Mavericks coach whether there is a "slippery slope" in his position as the president of the NBA Coaches Association "trying to dictate" content to the network. It's a hard task.

"I'm not meeting with their announcing crew before the game, I'm not doing the in-game interview", Van Gundy said. "I am going to enjoy the night and get some sleep finally and then we got to let [the win] go".

This is a fine line Carlisle is walking, as he's essentially saying coaches should have a say in what journalists cover, and that's obviously not how journalism works. On the other hand, continuing to give Ball these sound bites are only going to fuel his fire even more. "I don't think that's the case".

When pressed if it means he's threatening to withhold access, Van Gundy said: "I'm not denying them access. We're going through that now and went through that previous year". More? Well over 100. Well over 100, many of whom were really talented journalists covering the National Basketball Association.

"This is not a ESPN judgment".

On Monday, Kerr said he was thinking about the recent ESPN layoffs and how the society has moved from "covering the game and getting closer to sensationalized news".

Kerr's comparison to the Kardashians is spot on, as the Ball's even boast their own reality TV show nowadays. But if you package that irrational nonsense with glitter and ribbon, people are going to watch.

"I talked to people in the media this year". Somewhere - I guess [LaVar] is in Lithuania - LaVar Ball is laughing at all of us. It doesn't matter if there's any substance involved with an issue, it's just can we make it really interesting for no apparent reason?

"There's nothing interesting about that story [LaVar's comments about Walton]". "Just one win. We gotta play that way against, no offense, better teams and really prove it". Earlier in the season, he said that Walton didn't know how to coach his son, No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball. This is not a condemnation of ESPN. "It" not. It's societal issue.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment

Latest News

Breaking News


No, it isnt too late to get a flu shot

That means washing your hands, using a hand sanitizer, and coughing or sneezing into a tissue or the inside of your arm. I had questions about the vaccine and she had answers; most importantly, "No, the vaccine does not have a live strain".

Ed Royce Is The Latest In Wave Of GOP Retirements

Although Democrats have a number of vulnerable incumbents themselves , several of the Republican retirements - including Reps. Royce won in 2016 with more than 57 percent of the vote, and Republicans hold a narrow edge in voter registration.

North Adams Man Is Arraigned On A Murder Charge

Last year, Kashmere Redd, a 28-year-old trans man living in NY , was stabbed to death by his partner, Doris Carrasquillo. In addition to founding the Miss Trans America pageant, she also helped to launch the Miss Trans New England pageant.

Creed Scribe Aaron Covington Will Pen Black Panther

The trailer received prime-time billing during the half-time of the College Football Playoff National Championship game. The next issue of Black Panther: Long Live the King will be available January 10 via ComiXology .

Celebrate perseverance, purposeful action at MLK observance event

The principal chief noted that King wrote about colonization and the injustices committed against indigenous peoples. Mary's and Calvert counties on annual prayer breakfasts January 15 and their associated activities.

Men who take ibuprofen are at risk fertility problems, study says

Jegou, however, warned against taking the drug for months beyond what it necessary. "The risk is greater than the benefit". This would lead to continuously low levels of testosterone, because the body could no longer compensate for the fall.

New Hyundai NEXO fuel cell SUV revealed in full at CES

Case in point: Its Tucson forebear featured a separate motor/drive unit and fuel cell stack, all packaged under the hood in front. When the Nexo arrives in early 2018, it will also debut several new driver assist technologies that are new to the Hyundai brand.

Red Cross issues urgent call for blood, platelet donors

Winter hits the organization hard and their supplies of both blood and platelets are running low. You should also eat a good meal and drink lots of water beforehand.

"LG showcases new rollable 65" OLED display

LG created the screen using its famous OLED display technology, which allows for a wide range of colours and impressive contrast. LG's secret seems to be the paper-thin OLED (organic light emitting diode) display which is found in top-end smartphones and TVs.

Blanca Blanco Explains Why She Didn't Wear Black to Golden Globes 2018

Of course the mum-to-be was dressed in black, opting for a floor-length gown, as per the dress code. In my opinion this symbolizes our freedom and our new strength.