Looks like the Los Angeles Lakers have had enough of the LaVar Ball circus, as the team is reportedly banning the media in an area of the Staples Center that is close to family and guests of its basketball players.
Asserting that the so-called "LaVar Ball rule" is an existing policy, a spokesperson of the Lakers explained to ESPN, "There has been more media presence in that area than before. That section is strictly for family and guests of players. It's a privacy concern."
This development wasn't really suprising; the infamous patriarch has been running his mouth even before his son Lonzo joined LA. God knows how many times he has expressed disapproval of the Lakers coaching, telling Bleacher Report recently that they should "let (his kid) play the whole fourth quarter."
Reporters will now have to find other avenues and venues to get an interview with the LaVar. Notable personalities from the sports journalism industry, especially those based in LA, offered their thoughts on the issue:
As for the Big Baller, he told ESPN, "I'm not worried about the LaVar Ball rule." See? He's already owning it.