Ever since LaVar Ball put his name on the map by making outlandish statements about his son, Lonzo, he has received negative criticism by those in the media and major NBA personalities. Recently, NBA coaches such as Rick Carlisle, Steve Kerr and Stan Van Gundy have spoken out against media entities who spend resources covering the outspoken father. 

The truth is, LaVar Ball isn't just a dad, he's a national media personality. He's famous for being himself, much like Kim Kardashian. Whether you like it or not, when LaVar Ball speaks the nation listens. There is no debate- he is newsworthy.

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