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LaVar Ball Addresses Being Banned from ESPN After Comments



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Update 06/23/2019 1:59pm:

LaVar Ball recently was banned from ESPN after a comment made to Molly Qerim while live on the network. Since then, Ball has addressed the situation and gave his take on ESPN’s move. He said “How ima be banned, I don’t work for them.” He noted that he meant no sexual intent to Qerim and said her mind is in the gutter if she thinks he meant anything else. Watch above.

Original 06/19/2019 7:58pm:

LaVar Ball has been banned from all ESPN platforms after making comments to Molly Qerim that the network deemed inappropriate. An ESPN spokesperson told The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch that they have “no plans moving forward” of having Ball on any of their programs.

This comes after an interview on First Take where Ball was asked about his son Lonzo being traded from the Lakers to the Pelicans. During the interview, Qerim asked Ball if she could “switch gears with you because I have a question here.” Ball then responded, “You can switch gears with me anytime,” which many took as inappropriate.

A representative for Ball addressed his comments, telling TMZ that it was “at NO time intended or meant to be sexual in nature.”

Source: Sports Illustrated

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