LaVar Ball is out of control. On Thursday, Ball asked for a female referee to be removed from Big Baller Brand’s game against Team BBC at the Adidas Uprising championship after he was assessed a technical foul in the first half.
Adidas honored his request and removed the female ref after Ball threatened to pull his AAU team off the floor for the second time in a week.
LaVar Ball was eventually ejected from the game and pulled his team off the court.
Update #2: LaVar Ball spoke to ESPN about the incident after the game and said the female ref should “stay in her lane”.
I get that she’s trying to break into the refereeing thing, but just giving techs and calling fouls is no way to do it,” he said. “I know she’s trying to say, ‘I gave him a tech, I’m strong.’ That ain’t got nothing to do with it. Just call the game. If you’re gonna be qualified, you better be in shape and better know the game. She’s bad on both of them. She’s not in shape and she’s not calling the game right.”
“She’s trying to make a name for herself so she’s walking around like, ‘You know, I’m the only woman in here.’ Yeah, we get it,” he added. “I don’t care if you’re a woman or a man, just be good at what you do. She need to stay in her lane, because she ain’t ready for this.”