LaVar Ball Accused of Awkwardly Flirting With ESPN’s Molly Qerim During Interview [VIDEO]
The outspoken father of NBA player Lonzo Ball and Big Baller Brand founder, LaVar Ball made an appearance on ESPN, ‘First Take,’ Live TV show on Monday. While sitting next to ESPN personality Steph A. Smith, Ball and Host, Molly Qerim had a very awkward moment that looked uncomfortable the ESPN host.
Smith threw the conversation to Qerim, who said she was “switching gears” with the next question, to which Ball responded,
“You can switch gears with me any day.”
Smith reacted by saying, “Oh, Lord,” while shaking his head in Ball’s direction.
A look of shock showed on Qerim’s face before she handled the uncomfortable moment with a simple,
“Let’s stay focused here.”
Former ESPN host, Jemele Hill took to Twitter to applaud Qerim’s responds to LaVar’s comments and deemed them as inappropriate. She says,
“Kudos to Molly Querim for the professional way she handled LaVar Ball after his inappropriate comment. Maybe ESPN will have finally learned its lesson about putting him on TV.“
After his comments went viral and trending on Twitter, ESPN released a statement, agreeing with their former Host Hill On LaVar’s comments.
”LaVar Ball’s comment to Molly Qerim Rose was completely inappropriate and we made him aware of that.”
Later on, Qierm, who is married to ESPN analyst Jalen Rose, alluded to Ball’s behavior when she jokingly referred to his comments and calling ESPN’s human resource department before the episode ended.
Molly Qerim jokes about calling HR after awkward exchange with LaVar Ball pic.twitter.com/4NMhhyBFxd
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As previously reported, Ball recently made headlines over the weekend after the Lakers trade for Anthony Davis, which included shipping Ball’s son to New Orleans, he commented on his son’s former employer. Ball says,
“I guarantee, like I say again, it will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship. Guarantee it
Here is the interview below:
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