— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) January 18, 2018
Rick Carlisle made the story 10x bigger than it had to be if anything he was the problem, not LaVar Ball. The Lakers are fine, teammates and coaches have nothing but positive things to say about Lonzo Ball and when he plays they are at least competitive.
LaVar’s comments had zero effect on what was happening on the floor or in the NBA besides bringing more mainstream attention to the product.
Using words like “threat” to describe a black man who is a family man is terrible. Threatening reporters and limiting access is bad as well.
They frankly need to apologize.