In an interview with ESPN’s Jorge Sedano this morning, LaVar Ball said that he’s done talking with ESPN writers Jeff Goodman and Ramona Shelburne because he feels that they’re “sheisty’. Ball’s anger comes a few weeks after Goodman quoted the elder Ball about his thoughts on Lakers head coach Luke Walton.
Via The Big Lead
“I sent Jeff Goodman home early,” Ball said. “Otherwise he would have still been out here. But how are you going to be out here if I won’t interview with you no more? You got to come home.”
“He ain’t my guy no more,” Ball answered. “I’ll never ever EVER do an interview with that guy again. He’s sheisty, and I see that. He wanted to go that route. I told him, ‘You can do what you want, say what you want, you just gotta suffer the consequences whether they be good or bad.’”
“He did the story he wanted to write, tried to finagle things,” Ball continued. “Guess what? He’s out of the picture now. He can’t come close to my family.”
Ball thought that his quotes on the Lakers turmoil was the story Goodman was actually trying to get: “If he thinks that story was worth a bunch of clicks, and him going to the moon? Hey, that’s fine. You also got to understand that affects me in a bad way, when I’m feeling bad, which it ain’t gonna bother me at all. Either I deal with you or I don’t. So now I never deal with him. Just like Ramona Shelburne. She’s off my list too. I don’t mess with them rudy poots no more. It’s okay. They still gotta do some stories. But ain’t nobody want to hear those stories that they’re doing on the outside unless you got my name in it.”
It’s pretty funny that Ball is cutting off Shelburne and Goodman considering everyone in the world seems to want ESPN to stop covering the Ball family. Despite Ball’s latest antics I fully expect ESPN to continue covering him whatevand er he does because he brings in the ratings.
Update: Jeff Goodman has a hilarious reaction to LaVar’s latest quote about him.