LaVar Ball Under Fire For Response to Kyrie Irving About His Child & Dead Mother
There’s a 100% chance LaVar Ball had no clue about Kyrie Irving’s situation, but it doesn’t make it any less horrible.
During his latest incident on FS1’s “Undisputed,” Ball responded to Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving’s suggestion to ‘let go’ once his son Lonzo Ball is drafted into the league.
“I’m sorry, LaVar, you’re not going to be in every hotel room that Lonzo is going to be in,” Irving said during a recent appearance on Uninterrupted’s “Road Trippin” podcast, which is hosted by his Cavaliers teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye, as transcribed by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.
“You’re not going to be everywhere and part of his life as he continues to grow up. You got to let go. He’s 19 years old. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want it to bypass him being a father, but he’s got to let Lonzo be Lonzo for the long haul.”
“Kyrie, definitely.” Ball said. “How you gonna tell me how my son should be when you don’t have a kid?”
Irving’s first child was born in 2015, but that wasn’t the most offensive thing Ball said.
“Kyrie, he’s in a different situation,” he added. “So you can’t put yourself in the same situation as Lonzo. I have a wife and two other sons. You not in that situation … first of all, your mom wasn’t there, so something’s got to change right there. It’s not the same. Lonzo can come home and see his mom and dad all the time.”
Kyrie’s mother, Elizabeth, passed away when he 4-years-old.
Social media responded:
This is despicable. I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt and say he did not know about Kyrie’s mom. https://t.co/ieGLlGLGLy
— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) May 20, 2017
lavar ball criticized kyrie Irving for being raised with a single parent
His mom died when he was young. Real classy lavar
— RUSTYBUCKETS (@RustyBUCKETS321) May 18, 2017
I can’t support Lavar Ball after what he said about Kyrie and his deceased mother
— Lil Rossi (@iDreamBillions) May 20, 2017
Kyrie lost his mom when he was young. Lavar Ball is a POS. pic.twitter.com/45WTKERYP3
— Bruh Report (@BruhReport) May 20, 2017
@BruhReport Kyrie is gonna break lonzos ankles
— Tony Battalio (@tonybattalio16) May 20, 2017
@BruhReport I can’t stand this dude smh.
— Nolen’s Brother (@coegurt) May 20, 2017
@BruhReport Lavar really brought up Kyrie mom? I officially can’t respect nothing dude does
— Chris Holloway Jr (@IAmTheGodson) May 20, 2017
— Daniel McCurdy (@danielmccurdy13) May 20, 2017
@TotalProSports Stop. Giving. This. Man. Media. Coverage.
— Steve LeClerc (@SanFranSteve) May 21, 2017
— Rosenberry (@rosenberry_eric) May 21, 2017
@TotalProSports Lonzo’s ankles will be taken next year now
— L (@tooMuchSauce25) May 21, 2017
— Artur Oczko (@PolishArt) May 21, 2017
@TotalProSports Lavar better not show up to Cleveland next year when Lonzo comes to play the Cavs
— Jeremy George (@JeremyG26417689) May 21, 2017
@Complex Hypebeast to the core, buy my over priced shoes support my hussle, this is my show, oh yea my kids gonna ball in the NBA too… superclassy
— Jus’Sayin (@oJusSayin) May 20, 2017
@Complex LaVar becoming basketballs Donald trump – zip it guy
— Sean MacIsaac (@CoachSeanM10) May 21, 2017
@balleralert LaVar is right. Kyrie has no right to comment on Lonzo cuz they’re situations are different. Y’all let hatred of LaVar obscure sense
— 3points (@Ebony_Eyes88) May 20, 2017
@balleralert Lavar Ball is ruining his kids careers before they even start. He needs to be in the background and shut his mouth. Let Lonzo be a success.
— Charis (@CharisLoveXO) May 21, 2017
@balleralert Lonzo will be unknown after this year he’s gonna get punked. At the end of his career won’t even have a ring lol.
— Stephen (@MeloHartnett) May 21, 2017
@balleralert Right now he need to just shut the hell up. Doing ‘tew’ much
— Katrina (@IwasnowIam) May 20, 2017
— Khadijah Sessions (@Ksessions_05) May 20, 2017
— 120 Sports (@120Sports) May 20, 2017
— Chris Heath (@chrisheath13) May 20, 2017
— Sir-Liban (@FarahClan_) May 20, 2017
— Big Phil (@PdavisPhilip) May 20, 2017
— Dean (@DJ_Trexxx) May 21, 2017
How is Lavar Ball gonna come at Kyrie saying Lonzo can go home and see his mom anytime when Kyrie’s mother died when he was 4..way too far
— Ryan Russell (@RyanRussell91) May 21, 2017
@Lavarbigballer your son is going to be the next Adam Morrison you scrub
— Matt Davis (@Matt_Davis12) May 21, 2017
— Tony Shiffman (@CoachShiffman) May 21, 2017