It’s no simple feat, to snatch headlines during the height of March Madness despite not being a player, coach or even an analyst, but a parent.
It’s even more impressive — or perhaps obnoxious, or maybe ignominious — when among those whose exploits you’re overshadowing is your own son, a generational talent who is just a freshmen but already among the best players in college basketball.
But LaVar Ball is no ordinary sports dad. And even if you believe his eldest star son, it’s getting hard not to cringe.
Between his own outsized bombast, his sons’ outsized talent and the viral spread of spectacle on social media, we’ve never seen a dad quite like Ball in sports. But before we really get to LaVar, let’s introduce the Ball boys. Read more…