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ESPN has banned sports dad LaVar Ball from all platforms after he declined to apologize to ESPN moderator Molly Qerim for a "completely inappropriate" comment he made during a recent appearance on First Take.

An ESPN spokesperson told The Athletic's Richard Deitsch that they have "no plans moving forward" of ever having Ball as a guest on any of their programs.

The move comes after Ball made what could be misconstrued as a sexist comment to Qerim while he aired his grievances over the L.A. Lakers trading his son, Lonzo Ball, to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for Anthony Davis.

During a segment of the interview, Qerim said to Ball, "LaVar, can I switch gears with you because I have a question here."

Ball replied, "You can switch gears with me anytime."

Qerim paused for a moment, laughed, then moved on to her next question. She returned to the comment at the end of the show.

"If anyone's calling HR today it's me," Qerim said.

Ball's representative, Denise White, said Ball's comment was in no way intended to be sexual, but ESPN wasted little time rebuking the Big Baller Brand founder, pictured with his wife, Tina Ball, in 2018.

"LaVar Ball's comment to Molly Qerim Rose was completely inappropriate," ESPN said in a statement to TMZ. "We made him aware of that."

Social media users were largely supportive of Ball, saying Qerim opened the door for him to crack his joke at her expense. Others reminded her of the non-sports reason why she got the job.

Qerim, who is married to ESPN sports analyst Jalen Rose, said she was glad that "ESPN had my back."

"ESPN was really supportive," Qerim told TMZ on Tuesday. "All the executives had my back. Much appreciated."
 

 

Photos by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images | WENN.com

  • Blaque Mahogany

    This isn't my problem. White people protect their women. Nothing new.

  • Maxx

    They are doing waaaaayyyyy too much. He was not belittling or being chauvinistic IMO. What is this world coming to where a man and woman cannot communicate without all this BS. It is hurting woman more than helping us. It's too much. Men can't even be freakin men! Damn

  • Trey

    Yeah he played himself with that comment...and to those saying its WAAAAAYYY too much...we are in a #metoo era...and he would not have made that comment to a male...so it was sexist...smarten up

  • Beloved Jordan

    white media love to tear down black people. Trump has made worst comments to women about women is he banned from anything

  • morenYAHdelsur

    They’ve never liked him. The media loves to hate this man. A man who’s nuts af but cares for his sons.

  • Trey

    Trump is elected by people...that the difference....what you gon ban him from?

  • Trey

    If he cared about his sons...he would STFU and not make it about himself

  • morenYAHdelsur

    That’s the other side of this coin!

    How can we be in such a politically correct anti sexist climate, AND THE SITTING PRESIDENT IS THE ANTITHESIS OF THAT?!?!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This man ain't shyt anyways ... IDGAF! ... Fawk this hexanbeast woman and fawk this hexanbeast man ... periodt ... I ain't taking no sides in this BS ... both seem to be full of shyt ! .... ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Eh. The man loves his sons. Clearly he isn’t camera shy. He’s a funny figure which is why he’s known. I’m not mad at him.

  • Trey

    Hes a clown..plain and simple...and history will not be on his side...all that money with messed up yellow teeth...foh

  • gellie

    Oh well. So long, Mr. Brown Tooth. Your white wife does not give you a pass into 'Insult-White-Womanhood-Ville.'

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Okay. Overkill. He a pig but yall only did this to appease Jalen. I dont like Daddy Ball. But this too much. Do less.

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/2wZpm9zyceDyXHPf5S/giphy.gif

  • Beloved Jordan

    what does being elected have to do with making crass disrespectful comments to women and not being held accountable.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I actually was one who last post on this...was like foh it was offensive and he is a pig for it and it was sexist. But banning him from all platforms is overkill. Im sorry it is.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Since we're here...

    I finally got around to watching the video. In the comments for the initial post people were saying that he grabbed his penis or his pelvic area. Smh. The lies...the lies...the lies. His hand was on top of the desk and he did a gear movement. Like you know...shifting gears. I'm not going to take up for him, I will allow his yt wife to do that, but I swear this is much ado about nothing. "Let's stay on topic". What topic, bish? You said let's switch gears.

  • Trey

    The difference is as the POTUS...he is not going to be barred from a TV station ...which is the point you made

  • Kbellaluvvs

    They never liked his big mouthed tail anyways so it was easy for them to take her side...smh

  • Kbellaluvvs

    ditto!!!

  • Trey

    Why didnt they ever like him?...he's not the first NBA father

  • Gloria

    Oh well. To avoid offending anyone, people will eventually have to just be mute.

  • Kbellaluvvs

    I just said this but he never knows when to shut up!

  • Guest

    Oh! They thought this ass hat would apologize! lol!

  • Trey

    At the end of the day that is someone's wife...and he knew it....dude is a scumbag with yellow teeth

  • guest

    ...smdh....I watch the video and dont see anything inappropriate and/or what he said. AND NO IM NOT A HUGE FAN OF HIS OR SONs. But I do respect his hustle.

  • Trey

    When you have a target on your back...they look for an excuse to drop your azz....dont act surprised now that he gave them an excuse

  • Maxx

    We are sexual human beings no matter the #MeToo era. I am all for woman not being made to feel obligated to go along with some of the pig comments men make or actions they take, but come the freak on man! This is BS to the fullest. I don't even know this person, so not familiar with his antics, but just based on this comment, I know the world is coming to an end. GOD made man & woman & we are sexual beings....this cannot be extinguished. It is what it is.

  • Kbellaluvvs

    They interviewed that man more than his actual basketball playing sons...like they knew he would say something that would get the people going and he usually did...

  • xxxgracious

    Bring back Carrie Champion. She would have checked his ass and kept it moving. Ugh I cant stand Molly bobble head ass...

  • Trey

    Right...because when a man say to a married woman "you can switch gears with me anytime"...thats appropriate ..I tell you what go tell one of your guy friends to say that at work to a woman is a public setting...that is if you work in a professional setting

  • Ghetto Real Name

    He is certaintly the NBA father with the most MOUTH. Dell Curry got two sons in the NBA and we rarely even SEE him outside of basketball season let alone hear from him much. I never saw Jellybean being a loud mouth over Kobe on this level Lavar is. He has no biz being this front and center and they gave him some rope and welp. He is now outta here. Should have learned to say NO to each and every damn interview request. But he want the spotlight so bad that is impossible.

  • Trey

    so he made a spectacle of himself?

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Im not shocked. Im actually glad he is gone but I still call bullshit.

  • NewNew

    I find Mr. Ball incredibly irksome but even I can't find fault in what he said/did. This is the Stretch Armstrong of reaches. https://media2.giphy.com/media/Xi6Tr2PBckNgs/giphy.gif

  • SayWhatNow?

    He definitely did a gear shifting move because she asked could she switch gears.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    If you're going to quote, quote it correctly. He did not say "You can change my gears". Smh

  • Let them eat cake

    the power of a ww's tears smh

  • Gloria

    Context is important and since she was the one who asked to switch gears, his response was appropriate.

  • NewNew

    Actually he said "you can switch gears with me any time". There was no inflection in his voice that I could detect. Then man did nothing wrong. Why insinuate that 'guest' may not work in a professional setting. Bothered much, Trey?

  • Brooklyn23
  • Trey

    Noted "You can switch gears with me anytime".....

  • Karen Brady

    Gentlemen please know that marrying white does not make everything all white, I mean alright with all whites. Alright??!!! Now get it right and by RIGHT I do not mean white!

  • abby500

    But SHE said it first. But because she’s a yt woman....it’s ok. Phü?k her

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I totally think it was suggestive but do I believe he should be treated like he sexually assaulted her or something..Nope.

  • abby500

    She is someone’s slutty wife, therefore SHE shouldn’t have said that to him.

  • Karen Brady

    WELP

  • Tinytoon

    He is certaintly the NBA father with the most MOUTH.
    **************
    Thank you so very much!!! I follow the NBA & I heard more from butter teeth
    in the past 2 years than from the Currys, Kobe's dad & any other NBA parent combine. Even Gloria James didn't embarrass Lebron that much.

  • Trey

    most women were sluts one time or another in their lives....even on this board

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Question: If he had made this comment to what the majority would consider to be an unattractive woman, would y'all still feel the same? If he made this comment to Leslie Jones or Rosie O'Donnel's big dyke azz would ya'll still feel the same? I feel like people, including the black dude sitting beside him, assumed it was sexual because she is attractive. Nothing about the tone of his voice or his facial expression suggested that he meant something sexual. He even went on to say, "Let's roll". Like in a car...after you switch gears...you roll out. But, I guess we're going to ignore that.

    P.S. I hate that I am low key defending this jack azz.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    This is where Im at with it too. Folks trying to pretend that little hand movement wasnt sexually suggestive are IMO blind. We are all grown ups here. We know damn well what switching gears implies coupled with that hand gesture. But should he be treated like this? No. And I hate this man. Still able to see a thing for a thing tho.

  • Brooklyn23

    Dude looks creepy and Im sensing he's a slimeball

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/yhRnl31SmMec/giphy.gif

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    She non-black. That's good enough for sick, low, sad skin protection. Black women Never been Included according to society, Especially Black Men. Yet, We Rise!!! Maybe one day, Blacks Will Learn to Protect Their Own. I'm Glad I got it.

  • Karen Brady

    Jalen is that you?

  • Kbellaluvvs

    of them also for having him interviewed all the damn time..sir your sons are the stars not you! I did commend him for starting his own brand dassitt

  • Alextra Ballard

    With this “MeTooMovement” they are monitoring/ policing everything

  • Trey

    I mean are we being honest?...LMAO

  • Let them eat cake

    LaVar is def very arrogant but the reason why i like him is because he doesnt care what people think and drives these wt folks crazy LOL but it comes with a cost. however, he negates all that by having a ww as a wife. js. it would be more impactful if he had a black wife and kids. but the wt folks still hate him anyway lol

  • JV

    Headline: Man With Nothing To Say, Who Represents A Failed Shoe Company His Own NBA Player Son Disowned, No Longer Invited On TV.

    How will life go on.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I don't like him either and totally think he's an asshat but I also think the media is trying to make this something it's not....

  • DroneRivers

    I think it's a decent split. But most people seem to be begrudgingly defending him. I don't like his big mouth ass either but I didn't find the comment sexist. He just talks too much and since he's not likable, they used this to get him the hell outta there lol.

  • Gloria

    It makes me think about the times when a yt woman would holler out a fraudulent claim that a black man was sexually harassing her, raping her, etc. just because she could..... everyone will come to her rescue and the innocent black man will suffer the consequences for something he didn’t even do

  • Ghetto Real Name

    ESPN on some fukk shit majority of the time anyways. So yeah. Media. Be glad after the draft is off tonight. I dont watch baseball and have no use for them til at least sept lol. We sleep with Sports Center on but all I care about is basketball anyways. Can certaintly put it on the news all night lol.

  • Karen Brady

    LOL.. you need to quit

  • DroneRivers

    VERY arrogant. Said he could beat Michael Jordan one on one when Jordan was in his prime.

  • Trey

    Im saying tho...lol

  • gellie

    Trump is a white man. When are negro men gonna accept that they can't move like Mr. Charlie? Just because you got a white woman at home like Mr. Brown Tooth Lavar don't mean you can run around here insulting white women like you Donald Trump. How many times Mr. Charlie have to put dumb negrodians in their place before they finally get a clue?

  • NewNew

    Real question: Since when is 'Switching Gears' a sexual inuendo?

    Perhaps I'm one of the blind but I just don't see how a car reference with a car hand gesture is suggestive. I find fault with most everything Mr. Ball does. I honestly can't stand him for multiple reasons. But this seems a bit much. If she felt disrespected then she felt disrespected and she's entitled to her feelings, but I'm still not seeing any overt sexual harrassment here.

  • Karen Brady

    I just chuckled. Did he now?.. teee heeee.

  • MsPam

    ESpn should never have this clown on the first place.

  • DroneRivers

    You doing too much now!

  • KcoolMuziq

    It's sad U can't even make a compliment anymore toward anyone attractive on air or not. Without being BANNED for life! The industry has always been built on looks and not substance. It's no telling what she "did" behind the scenes to land her highly sought after position there. But it will all come out sooner or later.

  • Coy little wink

    There was innuendo in his reply. He could have simply said yes

  • DroneRivers

    Lol he really did say that mess. With a straight face!

  • Trey

    How so?...somebody said someone slutty wife and I said a fact of life?

  • OvertheMississippi

    Ban his dumb@ss from public speaking period!!

  • JV

    Put it this way: If I, a man, am talking to another man, and I said, "OK, let's switch gears for a moment -- I'd like to talk about something else," and the man I'm talking to said, "You can switch my gears anytime," I would immediately tell that man that I am happily married and straight.

    It was a sexual reference, full stop.

  • SayWhatNow?

    If he would have said "you can switch gears with me anytime baby" then I could at least see where these people are coming from, but he didn't. He said what he said,and motioned a gear shift.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Right!

  • OvertheMississippi

    People justifying his comment sound like Trump supporters!

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Its always been a sexual innuendo. Always.

    Put in gear shift sexual and this is the first thing that pops up on Google.

    gear shift: A sexual act where a women grips a mans penis and moves it in the same way one moves the gear shift on a manual transmission car.

    Maybe I am the one under a rock bc I guess I thought everyone knew this. Its a very used line in a whole lot of songs too. Across all genres. For years and years and years. Since at least the 60s

  • Trey

    Dont use common sense here...

  • Trey

    dont say that!!!..LMAO

  • SayWhatNow?

    He didn't say "you can switch MY gears anytime", He said you can switch gears with me anytime.Word play is very important!

  • OvertheMississippi

    Leslie and Rosie would've turned that whole thang around and made him the butt of the joke. So, nope!

  • morenYAHdelsur

    He really don’t. He’s off the muthafuggin hinges ??????

  • NewNew

    Wow, I honestly didn't know this. Thanks for answering my honest question

  • OvertheMississippi

    Bingo!

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Comes to find out a lot of folks didnt know this was sexual innuendo for the most part. Might be age. Not from here etc. So Okay a lot of this got lost in translation seems like from all aspects. No harm no foul. But Lavar is 51 years old and Molly is pushing 40. Im pretty sure at least HE knew. IDK.

  • Hazel

    He is such a buffoon. It literally turns my stomach when I see him on air.

  • MoneyMillz

    Boom

  • abby500

    Eggzackly!!!! Ball is a sellout but espn is caving into this bs ME TOO crap

  • JV

    It's still creepy IMO. I will happily admit I can't stand the man, so maybe I'm biased, lol.

  • YellowSauce

    she wouldn't make it one week in corporate ... lolololol

  • Brooklyn23
  • Yup, I said it

    Ive been mad that these white people kept giving him so much press. He hasnt played in decades and his sons are pretty much NBA busts. Instead of ESPN giving him interveiws, Lamar needs to be conducting his own interviews with the American Dental Association to find out why that tooth is dark yellow and moving in reverse towards his tonsils.

  • Coy little wink

    I bet a lot of folk don't even know what innuendo means ?

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I think the ones defending him are all under say 35 and didnt know that switching/shifting gears is sexual in nature along with that gesture.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Definitely to appease Jalen, and they ain't wrong for that either.

  • abby500

    Yep.... including yours truly

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Seems LIKE IT. Thats totally the issue here.

  • Alextra Ballard

    It’s just something about LaVar just creeps me the fvck out.

  • Brooklyn23
  • JV

    I'm glad someone sees this.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I aint know til someone honestly asked me below. Now I get it.

  • Coy little wink

    Exactly...He's too old to be ignorant

  • SayWhatNow?

    I don't know either of them, it just seems like people already don't like him for whatever reason.

  • Yup, I said it

    He creeps me out because he reminds me of those overgrown kids in the *special* classes that had full beards at 14 and were always aroused.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Meh...

  • Coy little wink

    And that's sad...

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    if she were not attractive or perceived to be attractive would this antiquated comment have been considered innocuous? Asking for the old men sitting on their stoops watching the ladies go by?

  • kitttykatlady

    Boy stay in your place when it comes to ww despite the fact he git ww he married

  • kre

    The moment he apologizes is the moment we all can be punished for nothing at all. He didn't do shit, this is ridiculous!!

  • NewNew

    Definitely on creep status. I bet his wife has endured a lot with him.

  • JV

    That's the only reason he's ever been on TV in the first place -- because he's so dislikeable.

  • NewNew

    I'm officially bored with this. New post please! https://media3.giphy.com/media/1hM5lua4GiHG7ERsfA/giphy.gif

  • Candance

    Her- Lets switch gears
    Him-You can switch gears with me anytime
    Her-Im calling HR
    HR- Hes not welcome
    If I were him- wheres my lawyer, she started it.
    Quit being so flippin sensitive!

  • Candance

    Not at all... just not overly sensitive!

  • Ms. Cree

    Meanwhile we have a whole A$$hole in office that believes you are to grab women by the.... SMH. She needs to get over herself. He talks ish all the time. I don't believe anything was meant by that

  • Hazel

    No. It would still have been offensive; people would've just given him the sideeye over his taste in women. Lol.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    But... I mean if you put in the term "sexual" naturally sexual references will pop up. Just search the term gearshift and see what it pulls up.

    Come on now...

  • Karen Brady

    *tears*

  • Wreckognize Game

    Just asking. If the phrase switching gears can be considered a sexual inuendo, then why is it ok to be asked this in an interview? Was it him throwing it back to her or was the problem with his body language when he said it? Or do they just dislike him?

  • therealashland

    chile this is too much, no one wants this great value kim k, I don't even like Lavar and I don't feel like he said anything WRONG, she said it first, he just said it back.. they stupid ESPN is trash anyway

  • Dowoop

    Based on this blog, not a lot of people find her attractive anyways.

  • Dowoop

    Never too old to be ignorant.

  • AListDiva29

    His daddy is too much and he's going to end up like Kobe and cutting them off if they don't stay in their lane!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    If the phrase switching gears can be considered a sexual inuendo, then why is it ok to be asked this in an interview?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I was going to ask this very question, but I'm over it.

  • LeeSeeCee

    OK Molly, you felt SOOO harassed.. GMAFB..

  • hottlanta

    Yep like a post on how coats read mitch like a book on the senate floor yesterday

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I want to know why none of these gossip blogs are running the Diddy/Virginia story. Is it because they hate Tasha K or have they received a check? I mean that situation is the kind of stuff that blogs live for.

  • OvertheMississippi

    DO THEY NOT THOUGH???

  • Alextra Ballard

    I just watch that clip twice....it can be interpreted in two ways,however it’s only one truth

  • Banka

    Exactly she asked a question, he answered it in the same format ... Really tho, whats the problem

  • R in NYC

    If you read the comments on YouTube for the First Take clips, you will see Molly getting dissed left and right and that was also before this so called incident. She adds no value to the show and says the dumbest things. Stepen A and Max have given her the side eye many a day.

  • Lady_Elle

    Ph*ck ESPN!!!
    This was a NON-STORY!!!
    Much ado about nothing! Ugh!

  • jayhawkpride

    If it's sexual in nature, she shouldn't have used the phrase.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Looking???around....yew mean Sandra dunT left us hang’n again????

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Meh. Let’s move on.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    WHERE is Sandra! Is she on FMLA? I'm experiencing abandonment issues https://media3.giphy.com/media/xg4sZ8hBAJ3qM/giphy.gif

  • Carrington

    Jalen Rose looks like a bot... Big daddy Ball creeps me out. Always has. I can't imagine what it was like for those boys growing up in that house. They probably had ZERO opportunity to be regular children. He seems like he was Joe Jackson on ether.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You need your ass whooped!! https://media0.giphy.com/media/3o7aD8mlEUCqluTEm4/giphy.gif

  • SayWhatNow?

    In that case (sexual in nature), she shouldn't have asked could they shift gears if she didn't want him to answer her question. She should have just changed the subject.

  • Carrington

    I think it depends on the context and tone you use when saying it... if you're interviewing R Kelly and he's making a statement and you interject and say, "Let me touch on that... so, are you saying -.." and R. Kelly stops YOU and says, "... touch on that..." looking R Kelly-ish. I can see how it would make you uncomfortable.

  • WhoKnew

    "Joe Jackson on ether"
    __________________

    Joe Jackson on ether, LSD and PCP. He can't say he got 99 problems and crazy ain't one. https://media1.giphy.com/media/2WdMSPzYkttkK0Uzi0/giphy.gif

  • Alextra Ballard

    I think it’s all of the above. ...howeva alot of folks just don’t like the Patriarch because he’s straightforward,arrogant,non-remorseful and unapologetic and don’t know when to stfu....I really don’t think he cares about this situation ither.

  • SayWhatNow?

    Not at all, we strongly dislike trump over this way. I just hate for everything to be taken out of context.

  • dru and neil

    It wasn’t the term “switching gears,” it was his response. Everyone here knows he had a flirtatious tone, (we’re not stupid) nobody is admitting it because they want to stand up for Lavar Ball of all people.?

  • Applebootay

    all thee above...except IMHO..he had zero body language...that would indicate he was being sexually suggestive...i don't even think he smiled..

  • Alextra Ballard

    I know them long head churn went through hell with him

  • Alextra Ballard

    This the second day she pulled this?

  • OvertheMississippi

    In my humble opinion, you sound just like his supporters who always claim that what he said was taken outta context or "He didn't mean it that way." But, hey!

  • Carrington

    I'll bet he was an emotionally abusive husband AND father. Everybody in the house just scared and wounded. His word was LAW... "My food better be cooked when I get home from work. Everybody at the table sitting in silence waiting for me to walk in the door when I get home and nobody leaves the table until I finish every drop of my food and fawd." BET.

  • SayWhatNow?

    Really? Trust that I am not. I won't even listen to him on TV!

  • KLove

    I think ESPN is reaching here LOL....the comment may have had sexual connotations, but then again, it may not have

  • Let them eat cake

    what? lol even he knows thats a lie. i think his antics are funny.

  • Let them eat cake

    lol yep but the funny thing is this "ban" wont stop him.

  • Pamela

    Something wrong with you??????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yeah, it sounded suggestive to me. And even if he didn't mean it that way, he could have still apologized and said something like "Sorry for any offense caused" and kept it moving. But if he's banned from ESPN I'm fine with that anyway. Dude just runs his mouth way too much.

  • Applebootay

    Oooo weeee, I'm watching it now....damn he paying heaux 50K for abortions

  • Applebootay

    I just BOL when this she started crying because she said he told her he don't date women with bumps on their face...

  • thrift.store.jungle

    lemme go google

  • SpiceGirl

    Mountain out of a molehill

  • Vonn

    Fugg ESPN & this phony broad.

  • NewNew

    Yes! I enjoyed that thoroughly. Would love an uplifting post like that

  • Strappyheels

    He sure likes a certain type. Pretty and dumb!!

  • Trace da Ace

    maaaannnn......even though I am not a huge fan of Lavar....what he said was not in any way sexual.....I feel like folks are taking this out of context....and because she thinks she is a Kim K clone.....that he was "shooting his shot" with her.....GURL BYE!!! Get over yourself.....this is reaaaccchhiinggg at its finest!!!! SANDY GET US OUTTA HERE!!

  • Applebootay

    I think Shaderoom dropped it first...

  • Applebootay

    She was 21 when they first got together...Diddy starting to sound RKellyish..listening to her...I bet bank..Cassie has a story baybeeeee! I do believe this girl though

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    This is SO DUMB! Lavarr got played because he doesnt think before he does ANYTHING it seems.. https://media0.giphy.com/media/3o85xnoIXebk3xYx4Q/giphy.gif

  • Lolly Asher

    For people who think it's no big deal I don't know where you work. If he had said that in one of our meetings they would have had an intervention, inclusivity sessions and he would have had to do a public apology so the women would feel safe again. It's hard out there for old schoolers in the new world.

  • fawkery

    Don't know what happened in her life to be so hypersensitive but that was unwarranted period. If that's all it takes to be ex-communicated from national television and labeled terrible names then we are in for some crazy times up ahead. Can't stand this PG generation and I'm barely 30.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    With exveption of Kim and Sarah all his ladies are all way younger than him. Misa was 16 and he was 24-25 when they had Justin. Wait Jenny his age group. so 50/50 I guess. Still gets a side eye tho

  • Applebootay

    even aside from the age factor, but the way he was treating her...mad and being physical with her for shaking another man's hand.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL

  • Lady_Elle

    I agree!

  • Treasureme

    Wait so white privilege isn't inherited by marriage?

  • Wreckognize Game

    When you paint the picture this way, it depends on the person’s character. So partly because they don’t like him and he is a known character. Just like all the OJ taking a stab at social media jokes that’s circulating. But you made it make sense. ??

  • fawkery
  • chan chan

    I don’t like the man but he didn’t say anything sexist.

  • Branch Davidian

    This was just a ploy by ESPN. Where's the ratings when you just say, Lavar...since your son sucks and has been traded to the anus of the NBA, you are being banned for irrelevance

  • Blaque Mahogany

    You are mean. Lol. He's an azz.

  • Mo Laughz

    The NBA has been trying to silence lavar ball for some time now and being that Disney is heavily partnered with them they have an interest in aligning with what the NBA wants. Molly baited Lamar with that wording of the question, this is not the reason they are banning him this is just the justification. Lavars personality doesn't agree with me but I would be remiss if I denied his skill at marketing and publicity and he clearly loves his family.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I didn’t watch the whole interview but I interpreted the part that I did see as him being ok with changing the subject. He repeated what she said and leaned in for her question.

  • Tee Tee

    I can't with the bullsh*t today?????

  • Wreckognize Game

    She looks like so many people
    Lily from Shahs of Sunset
    Angel Brinks
    Kim K
    Lillith who favors Kim K

  • Mo Laughz

    That makes me ask the question if Molly was considered an unattractive female (generally speaking) would this have garnered the same outrage? Stephen A and Max both get cute with Molly all the time on the show. I wish someone would put together a montage of the male personalities outwardly flirting with Molly on this program.

  • Decked Out

    phuck that bytch
    if she was a Black Woman married to a Black Man
    ESPN would not have done ANY MoFo Thang.
    for a Black Woman case and point - Jemele Hill

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    finally somebody shut him up!
    GOD YET REIGNS

  • Treasureme
  • Ryan

    That was a reeeeaaaccchhh but I won't miss him - shucking and jiving bout his sons and he was D-League at best.

  • Logan Roberts

    Day two: f@ck this spicy Becky. Jalen call me.

  • Simone

    Whatever. ESPN ratings are dying. Just go on Fox Sports 1 instead. If she has to ruin this man to raise her profile as the "victim" over some innocent flirting, she will. This bs waters down real sexual harassment in the workplace. Next!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I had no idea Jalen was married tew a white woman

  • Ghost

    Well his rep said he is not banned! He has a standing weekly chat on ESPN! He was on yesterday....?????

  • Applebootay

    I do really feel sorry for her and I do repent for LOL at certain things...the way my sense of humor is set up....LOL...

  • JuneTEETH

    I hear it’s fake news

  • MsVAllDay

    Agreed!

  • dru and neil

    He does run his mouth too much, and for all the people in denial about what he said, all you have to do is ask yourself if he would have made the same comment, same tone, to one of the male reporters, it’s that simple. I think folks should dig a even deeper and ask themselves why they are going so hard for his big mouth behind to begin with.

  • Bleu Lantern

    Wow. So flirting is MeToo now? If this had been a Black woman, NOBODY WOULD CARE. NEXT! I see White men flirt in interviews ALL OF THE TIME!

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Im confused too bc you can still not like his ass and still see that was not okay. yes she is a white lady. yes she gets special treatment but he was wrong as hell.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    One Maybe he really didn’t believe he was flirting????? Two, his cavebeast is ugly. Three- didn’t know Jalen was coonin with this lady, interesting...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She's a white-ish/non-black woman married to a black man (and on top of that she kind of resembles Kim Kardashian), so from what I've seen a lot of the negativity stems from that. If he had made that exact comment to a black woman I think a lot of the same people bashing Molly would be supporting that sista, and saying Lavar was being "fresh".

  • Mo Laughz

    The kicker is Disney owns both ESPN and Fox sports 1

  • GAPeach

    His big head ass is extremely annoying, but he literally repeated, verbatim, what this trollop said. How did this become his fault?

  • JC

    Mr Potato Head is a POS !!! The whole Family is a Joke !!!

  • JC

    Great comment !!! LOL

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    I wouldn't apologize either. Poor damsel in distress. She could've checked him at that moment. She could've said, "No you won't".

  • Applebootay

    Exactly, he didn't notice or didn't bother to even react to Stephan's reaction either way...he seemed oblivious to it all....

  • Nix

    To apologize would be an admission of guilt, dont do it Lavar! She said" can I switch gears WITH YOU" instead of just "can I switch gears" sounds to me like she's the one who is being sexual suggestive lol. These black men gonna learn these Becky's will humble their azzes everytime. S/n Jalen looks terrible. A black woman would've had his azz looking fine in his old age ????

  • DroneRivers

    He was definitely acting the fool with that statement lol. He wasn't even good enough to get into the NBA but he thinks he can beat arguably the best player 1v1?!
    I think he just likes the attention he attracts. Good or bad.

  • abby500

    I know a black guy who was a director at a utility company and reached down to a bottom-feeder Hispanic chick to mentor her and POOF! He got fired soon after because of course she sucked him in and later screamed sexual harassment. They fired him and she’s still there. This is the second guy this happened to. I have a hard time feeling sorry for these dum-dums! Mr Ball... next

  • dru and neil

    Hit the nail on the head. People don’t like the white woman and are giving Lavar a pass as some “black man under attack,” which is crap.

  • dru and neil

    There’s just a lot of favoritism going on because folks don’t want to see a black man beat down in the news, even if the black man is scum. He reminds me of O.J. Doesnt know when to quit.

  • Simone

    Yes, Disney bought 21 Century Fox, but the Fox broadcast network, Fox News, and Fox Sports cable channels were separated from that deal and are owned by an independent company/shareholders.

  • Mo Laughz

    Hmm interesting.. sounds like they bought 21 century fox to aquire the remaining marvel rights that were sold off years ago..then I wonder who bought the fox television subsides? Good info, thanks! Bc I was thinking that's nearly a complete monopoly the way I was thinking it was..

  • dontgetblocked

    This is what white women do. He should know. He married a Becky. They've been yelling rape since slavery.

  • Let them eat cake

    lol i think so too

  • Malificent

    He was just telling her it’s ok because he’s a loud mouth. No smoke here.

  • Malificent

    He was just telling her it’s ok because he’s a loud mouth. No smoke here.

  • TwitterFingerz

    Back in the day he was a cutie

  • Primo Levi

    They took it the wrong way & used this as a way 2 keep him off ESPN! I'm sure he knows the thot is married 2 Jalen Rose even tho they barely acknowledged it since they rarely put Rose as her last name!

  • Primo Levi

    Right I followed skip over there plus I like Jenny better even tho my boy shannon check her azz over Kareem Hunt situation!