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Steve Kerr Calls LaVar Ball the 'Kardashian of the NBA'

Steve Kerr Calls LaVar Ball the 'Kardashian of the NBA'

LaVar Ball has received his fair share of criticism lately.

"As president of the NBA Coaches Association, I view the ESPN article as a disgrace", Carlisle said. Walton, who worked for a couple of years with Kerr and the Warriors as an assistant coach, had such a good run with the defending champions that the Lakers offered him a head coaching job after some drama with Byron Scott.

Rather than joining Carlisle and Malone in pitting coaches against media, Kerr sliced through the superficial layers and spoke to the meaty issues affecting the current media environment. I've talked to people in the media this year. The guys who coach high school are the ones who have to deal with the parents.

"I've talked to people in the media this year, and I've said, 'Why do you guys have to cover that guy?'" the fourth-year Warriors coach began.

"Somewhere, I guess in Lithuania, LaVar Ball is laughing at all of us". "That sells. That's what is true in politics, entertainment and now in sports". It's just 'Can we make it really interesting for no apparent reason?' There's nothing interesting about that story. "It's not even news, it's just complete nonsense". This is not an ESPN judgment, it's a societal thing more than anything.

"Those of us in the sport believe that NBA basketball is the greatest sport in the world, " Carlisle told me. Where we're going is we're going away from covering the game, and we're going toward just sensationalized news. "But if you package that irrational nonsense with glitter and some ribbons, people are going to watch".




Ball told reporters after practice that he's not 100 percent, but he's "pretty close", and that he'd like to play Friday barring a setback. Lavar is a content drug.

The Lakers may not win as many games as people had hoped for, but if they are competitive and show growth, it will get a lot of people off Walton and their backs.

From Kim Kardashian releasing a sex tape, Kendall Jenner's abysmal Pepsi ad to the family's fixation on the superficial, saying LaVar or his family resembles the Kardashians is nothing short of disrespectful.

In summation, the idiocracy has reached the National Basketball Association. "You know how many parents of my players have probably been at home going, 'Why isn't he playing my kid?' And yet, we're sticking a microphone in front of his face because apparently it gets ratings".

After all, the Kardashians are still here, multiplying and more relevant than ever. It's possible the novelty will wear off, but it's unlikely.


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