Earlier this week LaVar Ball caused a bit of controversy when he made what many deemed an inappropriate remark directed at First Take host Molly Qerim.
During the show, Qerim, in an attempt to change the subject said, “LaVar, can I switch gears with you because I have a question here.”
“You can switch gears with me anytime,” LaVar responded.
“Let’s stay focused here,” Qerim, who happens to be married to ESPN personality Jalen Rose, fired back at LaVar while her two co-hosts, Stephen A Smith and Max Kellerman, looked shocked at what had transpired.
Ball was immediately bashed on Twitter by former ESPNers Jemele Hill and Jeff Goodman
ESPN would later release a statement condemning LaVar’s remark towards Qerim.
“LaVar Ball’s comment to Molly Qerim Rose was completely inappropriate and we made him aware of that.”
LaVar’s reps issued a statement to deny that Ball was being sexual during his exchange with Qerim.
Today, The Athletic’s Richard Deitsch spoke with someone at ESPN who went on the record to say that the company has no plans to feature LaVar Ball on any of their platforms.
Update: LaVar Ball’s rep Denise White denis Deitsch’s report that Ball will not be ESPN moving forward.
The comment made by the person at ESPN seems pretty vague but we’ll see how long they’ll keep LaVar from appearing on their network.