Is the LaVar Ball era finally coming to an end? It might be. After months of being something of a media darling for his outlandish behavior, it appears the tide is turning in the court of public opinion.
One of the most respected voices in the world of college basketball analysis, Jay Bilas, appears to have had enough.
In a lengthy piece published on ESPN, Bilas railed against Ball’s notorious rant against female referee in which he told her to “stay in her lane,” criticized her weight and her ability to perform her job. He made similar comments to FOX Sports’ Kristine Leahy during an appearance earlier this year.
Bilas doesn’t mince words when saying that Ball has no talent, and no recognizable success. He condemns his abbreviated career as a basketball player, and refers to him as a “misogynistic buffoon” who is unworthy of his time.
But wait, there’s more:
“Instead of being in on the joke, he has become a joke, and it is no longer funny.” Bilas wrote. “He is needlessly profane and his conduct is out of control with officials and he’s not worthy of being in charge of the development of young players.”
“I was wrong about LaVar Ball. He is not a Kardashian. That is far too kind. He is a misogynistic buffoon unworthy of my time.”
Ball has been wearing out those involved in the media for a long-time. Seemingly eager to get a microphone in front of his face, his outrageous quotes and false confidence has frustrated and fascinated those in the sports world for long enough.
Is this the end of LaVar Ball: Basketball Kardashian?
It’s safe to say the unanimous consensus is “yes, please!” But that remains to be seen. Bilas was articulate in his categorical dismantling of LaVar Ball. To this point, Ball has shown he is unable to respond with anything but inane profanity.
That won’t be good enough this time, and will likely only sink him further.