LaVar Ball the Miz

While hip hop stars Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz performed at the NBA’s first ever NBA awards in NYC, LaVar Ball upstaged the awards show from across the country on Monday.

The 48-year-old retired football player proved he is a master at promotion as he stripped off his shirt to take on wrestler The Miz at WWE Raw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Inside the ring were 4 mannequins wearing Ball’s Big Baller Brand (BBB) merchandize available on Ball’s website.

One writer said the NBA Awards — which was missing its biggest name stars — “took itself too seriously” with rapper Drake handling the evening’s hosting duties. The writer also noted TNT utilized a fake applause track to liven up the studio.

But no such pre-recorded technology was needed at the Raw, where LaVar Ball stole the show while his sons Lonzo Ball and LaMelo Ball stood by and laughed.

via theRinger.com — Back across the country, Drake coerced laughs out of a tepid ballroom filled with NBA players that looked like they resented the offseason interruption. There was a red carpet, but stars like Russell Westbrook skipped it. The Inside the NBA crew was on hand to offer commentary, there were awkward in-the-crowd interviews with Draymond Green and James Harden, and there was a misplaced performance from Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz. Drake proved to be a tremendous, risqué host, but with a league that thrives off candid social media moments and authentic player personalities, the overdue NBA awards took itself too seriously. LaVar would have been unenthused.











  • Kanyade

    I don’t know any of these people. Haven’t watch wrassling since I was a kid. Funny to watch these peoples reactions.

  • ShelbyMoore

    I’m sorry, y’all. I’m trying, but I just can’t stand this man at ALL!

    I mean, I give him props for what he has done with his boys, but this man is just gross….he just sickens me….he just saddens me….he’s just vomitous.

  • ShelbyMoore

    For mixed kids, his sons shole is ugly….Shat!!! Them uglass boys they daddy’s sons.

  • Scromes1212

    This brother is brilliant. Coolest dad ever

  • Jen_no_juice

    I really dislike this arrogant man

  • Jen_no_juice

    I really dislike this arrogant man

  • Rayne

    Cant comment from my phone. Ion know why can someone help me 🙁

  • Ni Ni

    I thawt it was just meh?. Go to Google, type in disqus sandrarose.com, click on first link…it should say conversations or something, it will bring you to the site inside disqus, go to the story you want, but don’t click on the title, click on “comments”. That’s the only way i can get in here at least. Someone might have an easier way.

  • Ni Ni

    I gotta find a way to log out now, lol. I don’t see the option.

  • chris

    Are you implying that mixed kids usually aren’t ugly??

  • Rayne

    You is so smawt!! thank you nini 🙂

  • Junkanoo

    Am having issues as well I thought Sandra blocked me

  • Rayne

    Me too

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I like Lavar Ball…he see the bigger pic and markets himself to be this “villian” that the soft ass NBA needs right now. Thats just like any other thot on a reality show that has to fight to keep ratings going. He’s just putting himself out there to get a buck.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LaVar Ball seems obnoxious but I respect his hustle. He’s going all out for him and family and he is unapologetic about it — just like Serena and Venus William’s daddy did. The media vilified both men for representing 100+ for their families… White man won’t do it for him he’ll do it for his damn self.

  • Ryan

    This don’t make no damn sense. I don’t know how much WWE paid that man, but DUDE. ?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Lavar got some ugly azz kids.

  • Branch Davidian

    I am not a church goer, but I was praying for the Dudley Boyz to come put Lamar through a table last night…but the dude is winning for sure..

  • soujourn_erets

    This is embarrassing. Lavar is chasing that fame and fortune. Pandora’s Box is going to turn his world upside down

  • Muzik

    At least he trying. He just needs some media training.

  • Rayne

    and its back acting up again.

  • Lisa daniels

    They look like Drake is they mammy

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why is this moose-faced clown suddenly everywhere?

    He irks my spirit.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Clear your browser cache. Delete your cookies, then try powering off your phone and turning it back on.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Uh no.

    Richard Williams did not live through his daughters like LaVar does nor did Richard Williams talk as much crap as LaVar.

    The sad part for me is that although I hate this jerk I am also a Lakers’ fan so I hope his son can help the Lakers win another championship, but I fear that LaVar is too much of a distraction.

    LaVar is writing checks his sons won’t be able to cash and he may end up like Jose Menendez.

  • Ryan
  • sunni_daze

    Am I wrong for laughing.

  • Quitedeliteful

    True.. Richard Williams didn’t talk as much crap but he was definitely vilified by the media like he was some crazy old coot. LaVar has a big mouth and his sons might be not be able to cash them checks but I do like how he’s repping for his fledgling company…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!! COLD!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cali

    Damn, you’re wrong lol

  • Cali

    He’s funny, what’s the problem

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But who in his right mind is paying $500 for a pair of sneakers of a player who has yet to set foot on an NBA court?
    LaVar is a big troll.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    He irks me so…..wish his children well

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I know lol

  • Vixen

    Haven’t watched the videos but I can’t hate on this mans hustle. I see reality tv in his future.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Now you are absolutely right about that!!! At $500 dollars these sneakers need to start off as a collector’s item…

  • Ni Ni

    Uh oh

  • Lisa daniels

    Dead

  • TOO REAL

    But not the big3