LaVar Ball has been on midday sports television programs dozens of times this year, regularly spouting off ridiculous nonsense that is, otherwise, harmless and occasionally entertaining. However, on Wednesday, Ball found himself at the center of controversy and allegations of being sexist after a tense back-and-forth with Colin Cowherd’s co-host Kristine Leahy on The Herd over Big Baller Brand’s shoe sales and lack of marketing towards women.
Ball refused to look at Leahy, instead choosing to face Cowherd exclusively, even when addressing her. Ball’s dismissive tone of Leahy, including at one point telling her to “stay in your lane,” and claim that Big Baller Brand wasn’t for women led to him being widely criticized.
During the backlash to Ball’s comments, some dug deeper to understand why he would act so hostile towards Leahy, and clips of her discussing Ball, most specifically his parenting and her assertion that his kids are afraid of him, from over a month ago came up.