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Steve Kerr calls LaVar Ball 'the Kardashian of the NBA'

12 January 2018

With a record of 12-27, the Los Angeles Lakers are now in last place in the Western Conference and hold the third worst record in the entire National Basketball Association.

"Somewhere LaVar is laughing at all of us".

"That's what is true in politics, and entertainment, and now in sports", continued Kerr. It doesn't matter if there's any substance involved with an issue. It's just 'Can we make it really interesting for no apparent reason?' There's nothing interesting about that story.

LaVar Ball's latest damaging claims, which appeared in an ESPN article published Sunday, took aim at the coach of his son's team. On the other hand, continuing to give Ball these sound bites are only going to fuel his fire even more.

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"There's nothing interesting about that story [LaVar's comments about Walton]".

"We're sticking a microphone in his face", Kerr said before his team faced the Denver Nuggets Monday night, "because, apparently, it gets ratings". "I know the front office does". They're seeing that the more ridiculous your words and more reckless your actions, the more attention you garner. I don't know who cares, but people must care or ESPN wouldn't be spending whatever they're spending.

Connor Letourneau, who covers the Warriors for the San Francisco Chronicle, shared Kerr's thoughts on LaVar Ball and ESPN on Twitter. After the Lakers ended a nine-game losing skid, Walton was asked about his decision to move Lonzo to the bench earlier than usual and having him run with the second unit.

"I think he's a terrific player for today's game", Joerger said. High school and AAU coaches got nowhere. "But for whatever reason, we're giving this guy a voice and Luke's got to deal with it and it's a shame".

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There may be those who point to De'Aaron Fox's 15 points as proof of his superiority over his supposed rookie rival, as was the case in some corners when the No. 5 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft outscored the No. 2 selection during the previous meeting between these teams.

"This is a time for Magic Johnson, the greatest Laker, in my opinion, of all-time, and now has taken the helm back ... this is a chance for Magic Johnson to absolutely put his foot down and put an end to this", he said. LaVar Ball, now in Lithuania helping his younger sons settle into their new team, will likely not be in attendance. And he's just breaking a sweat, and that's what LaVar said. "We know it. I just hope we handle it better".

"We talk all the time". But I also wonder if there is a responsibility beyond getting clicks. "He's doing all he can".

Ker wondered, however, why it is part of the media's gig. But, after a period of silence, LaVar Ball sounded off to an ESPN reporter while with his two younger sons, who are playing in Lithuania.

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The reason we care about what people like Kerr say is because of the position they hold and the credibility they've gained through the experience in their careers.

Steve Kerr calls LaVar Ball 'the Kardashian of the NBA'