Everyone has a family member who is just like LaVar Ball. They don’t know what not to say and when not to say what they shouldn’t say (if that makes any sense at all). Here is exhibit A of something that really shouldn’t have been said out loud:
"Realistically you can't win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow. I told Lonzo—'One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.' It turned out the that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite Eight, they're right there."
LaVar Ball is quickly becoming the Dusty Baker of the basketball world. The Washington Nationals manager once said that teams “got a better chance of getting some speed with Latin and African-Americans”. What does LaVar and Dusty have in common? They both lack self awareness. In a society where everything offends everyone, this would have been better left unsaid. LaVar and Dusty bring to light the stereotypes about white athletes, but play into the stereotypes about blacks. Colored athletes are often labeled “not smart enough”. Their athletic days are far behind them, but this wasn’t smart.
Then there is the other elephant in the room: LaVar’s wife is white. In a way, this man just offended his wife! Get comfy on that couch, LaVar.
Drunk uncles are annoying, but they make that boring ass family reunion a little more fun. Keep being that drunk uncle, LaVar.
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