A Breakdown of The Lakers Enforcing a “Lavar Ball Rule” For Media; Big Baller Brand Ban

LaVar Ball often does interviews during and after Lakers games.

The Lakers obvious do not like this, because they are about to kick media out who try to interview LaVar.

In what many employees at Staples Center view as the “LaVar Ball rule,” this season the Los Angeles Lakers are enforcing “an existing policy” that no longer allows members of the media to congregate in a section of the arena among family and associates of players after games.

Family, friends and agents wait for players in the seats behind the basket closest to the visiting team’s locker room at the conclusion of games. Interviews conducted in that designated area and near the tunnel leading to the arena corridors are now forbidden.

In prior years, media socialized and, at times, interviewed individuals in that sector without interference. If a media member is recognized in that area now, arena security or Laker staffers direct that he or she leave the area.

I am can tell you that media people will not be happy about this.