LaVar Ball went on ESPN’s First Take on Monday to discuss the trade that sent his son, Lonzo Ball, from the Lakers to the New Orleans Pelicans.
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LaVar Ball was condemned by ESPN for the comment he made to First Take host Molly Qerim Rose on the show on Monday.
In a statement issued to USA TODAY and other outlets, a spokesperson for the network said: “LaVar Ball’s comment to Molly Qerim Rose was completely inappropriate and we made him aware of that.”
Ball was making an appearance on the show when Qerim Rose said she wanted to “switch gears” and move on to another topic — to which Ball responded: “You can switch gears with me anytime.”
Qerim Rose then urged Ball to “stay focused,” and…