LaVar Ball ends game after ejection, uses famous line on female official

Lawrence Cooper
July 29, 2017

LaVar received his first technical from a female referee in the opening half, enraging him to the point of threatening to remove his team from the court.

"She's got a vendetta", Ball told Jeff Borzello of ESPN after the game.

LaVar Ball once again channeled his inner Vince MacMahon by taking over the show, this time getting a female referee replaced mid-game after she assessed him a technical foul. But just giving techs and calling fouls, that's no way to do it.

When tournament organizers didn't immediately heed his call, Ball then reportedly threatened to pull his team from the game. Points to the ref and looks at the crowd, "We need to get someone else in here". And she's bad on both of them.

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"She's not in shape, she's not calling the game right. They try to go through my kids to get at me". Whether this official was doing a poor job or not (I really have no idea), there's no reason that her lane shouldn't be officiating a basketball game. "However, due to strong messaging (from Adidas) to extend those guidelines in an effort to keep (LaVar Ball) in the gym, the officiating crew felt uncomfortable enforcing the technical foul rule for actions that clearly warranted (action)".

If AAU ball wasn't a spectacle before, it surely is now with the inclusion of the Big Ballers squad into this year's circuit, as now referees are being swapped out mid-game for a "coach" wearing a hat and shorts.

"I don't care if you're a woman or a man or whatever just be good at what you do".

He told Kristine Leahy of Fox Sports to do the same back in May when she questioned the price and sales of Ball's line of basketball shoes.

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