Lavar Ball goes in on reporter part 1 pic.twitter.com/fA1SC7gN1O
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We already knew LaVar Ball was loud and obnoxious. Add dismissive and disrespectful to the list.
The outspoken father of Lonzo Ball was on Colin Cowherd’s show on FoxSports 1 and was completely disparaging toward co-host Kristine Leahy, whom he told to "stay in your lane" and refused to even look at her while speaking to her.
When Leahy told him he ought to market his Big Baller Brand to women in addition to men, LaVar Ball responded, "Uh, yeah, if you have a women’s company. But we talking about Big Baller Brand."
Later in the interview, he had the gall to say, "I never disrespect women. If you act like that, something’s coming to you."
Asked if he was threatening her, Ball said, "See how she tried to turn my words. I would never threaten to you."
The entire exchange began when Leahy asked how many pairs of Lonzo Ball’s $495 shoes he had sold.
That’s when he told Leahy to "Stay in your lane."
He told Cowherd he had sold in the ballpark of 400-500 pairs of the shoes.
"I don’t look over there because she scares me. …" Ball said
When Leahy asked what his problem with her is, Ball responded, "My problem is you are a hater," before impersonating Leahy saying she would never wear a Big Baller shirt. Leahy has said in the past that she would never wear a shirt that said "Big Baller Brand."
Ball continued to talk over Leahy throughout the argument.
"What’s this show about again?" Ball interrupted. "Ain’t we talking about shoes. I don’t want to talk about all that. Next."
Leahy wasn’t the only person on whom Ball set his sights Wednesday. He also mocked FOX Sports personality Jason Whitlock as well.
"Going back to Whitlock, I don’t think he can comment on anything but snacks," Ball said.
"So you disrespect women and people for their weight?" Leahy asked.
"No, that’s what you say," Ball responded. "I didn’t say nothing about no weight."