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LaVar Ball Blames the “White Guys” for NCAA Tournament Loss to Kentucky


LaVar Ball has plenty of excuses for UCLA’s NCAA Tournament loss to Kentucky.  Today Lonzo Ball’s father blamed a bad hamstring and slow white guys for the Bruins’ 86-75 Sweet 16 loss.

“Realistically you can’t win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow,” LaVar Ball told the Orange County Register. “I told Lonzo – ‘One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.’ It turned out the that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite 8, they’re right there.”

The three white guys Ball is alluding to — T.J. Leaf, Bryce Alford and Thomas Welsh — combined to score 39 points against the Wildcats in Memphis.  De’Aaron Fox scored 39 points with Lonzo Ball as his primary defender, who finished with 10 points and 4 turnovers.

The “white guys” comment will get the most attention, but you can’t quickly brush aside the “bad hamstring” excuse.  Sure, Ball was limping around a little bit at the end of the game, but Lonzo didn’t claim that he injured his hamstring during the game.  LaVar waited a few weeks before giving his son an excuse.

“People thought he was giving up, but he popped his hamstring,” LaVar Ball said. “He said ‘I was trying to run, but my hamstring was pulled.’ But he’s never going to make excuses.”

[Orange County Register]

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

52 Comments for LaVar Ball Blames the “White Guys” for NCAA Tournament Loss to Kentucky

  1. VinDatuk
    10:55 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    His hamstring seemed just fine when he elevated for that garbage dunk late after Fox stole his heart and soul.

  2. Mc12
    10:55 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    I feel like they were able to beat us early in the season with 3.5 white guys starting, but I can’t remember.

    • Mc12
      12:50 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

      I hate that the 38-0 team lost to Kaminsky, Decker, Koenig, Gasser etc. or how this year we lost to Maye, John Higgins, and the ironically named Stilman White.

    • Mc12
      12:50 am April 7, 2017 Permalink


  3. ukbradstith
    11:03 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    Actually can’t argue with the white guy thing. And I’m white

  4. KTR2786
    11:07 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    Double standards in this society are incredible. Try a joke about black violence.

    • T-wah
      11:30 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

      Agreed. Just imagine if this were a white parent making a disparaging remark about black kids. Just imagine the public outrage and protests. As is often asked in situations like this, “Why does this have to be about race?”

    • JusSayin
      1:37 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

      I agree that there is a double standard…

      but on the flip side if he made a joke about black violence people would say “he was just telling it like it is” and calling everybody who was offended a “snowflake”.

      And then we would be having a discussion about how America is “too PC”.

    • KTR2786
      8:49 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

      Jussayin and it would be warranted. People who get offended would immediately level charges of racism without considering facts or nuance; they are snowflakes

    • wesmorgan1
      9:57 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

      Haven’t you noticed that the folks attacking others as “snowflakes” are the ones who can’t seem to handle any challenge to their opinion/argument? It’s a classic projection mechanism and an ad hominem attack all in one: “I’m going to attack you personally because I can’t/won’t respond to what you actually said…”

      (Before anyone tries to go down the “black violence” road, I recommend a review of the KSP’s “Crime in Kentucky” reports, particularly the by-county comparison maps…and keep in mind that as of 2013, only 3 Kentucky counties (Jefferson, Christian, Fulton) are more than 20% African-American. One might come away with the idea that poverty, not race, is a primary factor…)

    • KTR2786
      2:25 pm April 7, 2017 Permalink

      Not to mention, no one denies to everlasting link between poverty and crime and you are comparing whole numbers. Obviously the numbers are skewed as white make up a majority of the country. It’s the stats adjusted for population size that are eye opening especially on a national level and especially in areas of violent crime.

    • KTR2786
      1:29 pm April 7, 2017 Permalink

      Well, obviously leveling an ad hominem charge against any generalized area of discourse would involve much more context to it than this; I suppose I need to be more specific although I thought I spelled it out rather clearly. Calling people who repeat the mantra of racist and other platitudes when presented with even a benign suggestion are the ones who deserve to be called snowflakes. I don’t see much of an argument coming from those people to actually respond to. Also, I am not sure why you brought up black violence because you entirely miss my point of a double standard in the discourse in society about race. At this point, you are either intentionally obfuscating or setting up strawmen.

  5. Ken Grizzle
    11:09 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    The reason you got your asses beat LaVar, was you played a much better Kentucky team in the tournament than you did in the regular season. DeAaron Fox owned your son but you’ll never be man enough to admit that fact. Let’s face it: You let your Mockingbird mouth overload your Hummingbird ass.

  6. Again, the man is s the gift that keeps on giving! What a kook! LOL!

  7. KYJelly
    11:17 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    Lavar Ball is half-white, that’s probably why DeAaron dropped 39 on him

  8. 8xchamp
    11:29 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    Why is this clown still being listened to

  9. Melvit
    11:30 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    This is the same kind of comments that KSR makes all the time about white players. smh

  10. dballrb
    11:39 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    Tell that to Jason,”White chocolate” Williams,Jeff shepherd or Bob Sura back in the day.Those white boyz could jump….Ah-whole..

  11. WaterVerve14
    12:24 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Lolll the Ball family is full of clowns. I can’t wait to beat them again on December 23rd in NOLA. An early Christmas present to beat another one of his sons.

  12. A_Blue_Wildcat
    12:50 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    It’s not like those three white guys all played better than Lonzo in that game and Lonzo’s man scored nearly 40 on him, oh wait.

  13. Mc12
    12:52 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    If we traded Fox for Ball for that game we lose

  14. Angelo
    1:48 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    i would take TJ any day. regardless of whatever color.

  15. StuckinLville
    2:56 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Racist much? No your son just played like crap because he doesnt really care and made that clear in his post-game interview.

  16. StuckinLville
    3:01 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Also, Steve Alford needs to get a handle on LaVar and shut him up. No parent should be the focal point of a team. I dont know why Alford stuck around to deal with it for several more years. The middle son is only a 3 star and will be around 4 years.

  17. oruacat2
    3:19 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Lonzo obviously suffered a vaginal strain.

    • DrewP
      8:38 am April 7, 2017 Permalink


    • J-Dub421
      10:21 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

      Please. Makayla Epps is waaaayyy tougher than Lonzo Ball.

    5:53 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Lonzo, your father is a money grubbing cancers leach. How much is he expecting as your “Agent”? RUN! Love him as your Dad , but, RUN!

  19. CJTabb
    6:56 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    goooood. let the hate run through you, Lavar.

  20. BlueHeaven
    7:07 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    I’m not sure why KSR continues to cover anything that comes out of that douche bag. He is going to say whatever he wants no matter how outrageous because he knows outlets will cover him and fans will discuss him. Stop covering him and providing free publicity.

    • RealCatsFan
      8:29 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

      Why you ask? Because YOU are reading it (and commenting)!

  21. 4everblue
    7:45 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Lonzo showed no emotion at any point in that game…maybe he and loud mouth Lavar bet on Kentucky! But I agree….Why are we still talking about any of the Ball family?

  22. catsarerunnin
    7:55 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Since I’m a full blooded white,this upsets me so much I’m going to burn down my entire neighborhood.

  23. runningunnin.454
    8:03 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    People that bring up race….are usually racists. LaBar Ball is a racist.
    And the “white guys” are the reason they beat us the first game.

    • Luether
      7:46 pm April 7, 2017 Permalink

      People that bring up race….are usually Democrats…

  24. shelby
    8:04 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    I honestly feel sorry for lonzo and his brothers; lavar is a loud-mouthed jackass. But where is the outcry? If tj leaf’s dad blamed the loss on black guys being dumb the world would be exploding right now.

  25. Sentient Third Eye
    8:26 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    I think it had more to do with the black guys in the white uniforms with blue trim…

    • Sentient Third Eye
      8:28 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

      But remember that the Ball family is now media-driven, so LaVar views it has his job to get as much attention as possible (and by Kardashian-era rules, there truly is no such thing as bad publicity any longer).

  26. UKSam
    8:36 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Because Willis and Humphries kept blowing by them.

  27. W F Reserve
    8:46 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    A white guy named Higgins cost us the NC game.

    • Sentient Third Eye
      8:48 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

      Hmm…and he had the slowest foot-speed of anyone on the court. Maybe Ball has something after all!

  28. bluebew
    9:25 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    I’m utterly outraged by this clearly racist rant! Where is Al Sharpton? Where is the “slow white ballers matter” movement?

  29. J-Dub421
    10:23 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Lavar Ball continues to be a classless jerk. No surprise there.

  30. za
    10:54 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Imagine having to coach his kids.

    2:18 pm April 7, 2017 Permalink

    The icing on the cake would be Fox and/or Monk being picked over his hamstring hampered son in the draft.