After Huge Spike in Ratings, ‘First Take’ Plans To Bring LaVar Ball Back to Show on Monday
Despite sports fans being absolutely tired of seeing him, and fellow ESPN personalities speaking out against their own company for giving him air-time, ESPN’s ‘First Take’ still plans to have LaVar Ball back on the show yet again.
This time, he will be accompanied by his son, Lonzo, on Monday’s edition of ‘First Take’.
Guess who’s coming back for Round 2? And bringing back-up. Yup! LaVar and Lonzo Ball will be in the house. Monday’s show bout to be ! pic.twitter.com/EANd5SBlsn
— First Take (@FirstTake) March 26, 2017
In case you missed his appearance earlier this week, he and Stephen A. Smith basically yelled at each other from start to finish.
I avoid First Take at all costs, but Stephen A vs. LaVar Ball was some of the most entertainingly terrible TV ever. pic.twitter.com/McwhRyhbr5
— Joon Lee (@iamjoonlee) March 23, 2017
So why is LaVar back on the show again? Easy answer. Ratings.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 23, 2017
ESPN clearly didn’t care what their workers thought about LaVar’s first appearance last week.
“It’s embarrassing,” ESPN’s Danny Kanell tweeted.
“(He) clearly doesn’t believe half the stuff he says–but it creates headlines and getting people’s attention. Sucks,” ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit tweeted.
“Begging ALL media, INCLUDING US… KEEP LAVAR BALL OFF THE AIR. Please,” ESPN’s Dari Nowkhah tweeted.