It takes little to set LaVar Ball off, and former Lakers Showtime member Byron Scott just lit a match.
The whole issue stemmed from LaVar giving unsolicited advice to Lakers coach Luke Walton on how to handle his son, Lonzo. The always outspoken self-promoter and CEO of Big Baller Brand said that the Lakers coaching staff has been “trying to baby him a little bit,” which is why he’s getting soft.
Apparently, that didn’t sit well with Scott who told TMZ when the gossip news site caught up with the former Lakers coach late last month. He said that LaVar could not possibly know what it’s like to coach in the NBA so his opinion doesn’t matter.
“So basically, I would probably just say, ‘Shut up, stay put, stay on the sidelines,” he said. “We got this.’”
Of course, a comment like that would not go unanswered from the Ball patriarch.
TMZ asked for comment from the 50-year-old regarding Scott’s interview and Ball said, “Yeah, I got words for Byron Scott: Shut the hell up and do what you do! Leave me alone. He ain’t doin’ nothing else. Tell him if he want his name in the news, tell him go do something!”
He said that Scott can’t be using the Ball brand in order to seek the limelight.
But then again, if you are ready to engage the President of the United States in a word war, everybody else is a major downgrade.
To recall, Ball blasted Trump for asking for thanks for intervening into the case of LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA players over their shoplifting charge that would supposedly land them 10 years in a Chinese prison.
But LaVar insisted that Trump had nothing to do with his son’s freedom. That got a rather long admonition from the President who tweeted on Nov. 22, “It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term prison sentence – IT WAS ME. Too bad! LaVar is just a poor man’s version of Don King, but without the hair.”