Steve Kerr calls LaVar Ball ‘the Kardashian of the NBA’
It’s safe to say Steve Kerr is not a LaVar Ball fan.
The Golden State Warriors coach let loose on the controversial Ball patriarch on Monday, comparing him to a Kardashian and blaming society for craving his content.
Steve Kerr on LaVar Ball: “He’s become the Kardashian of the NBA, and that sells…this is not a condemnation of ESPN. It’s a societal issue.”
— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) January 9, 2018
While Kerr was careful not to condemn ESPN, he did take aim at the company for reporting on Ball while getting rid of writers such as Ethan Sherwood Strauss, who covered the Warriors prior to being caught up in one of ESPN’s layoffs.
Steve Kerr calls the LaVar Ball/Luke Walton stuff a "societal issue," says nation clearly craves this kind of stuff over "substantial" work delivered by guys like @SherwoodStrauss, so ESPN makes those decisions.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 9, 2018
Kerr is uniquely positioned to comment here. Luke Walton, the subject of Ball’s latest diatribe, is a close friend and former assistant. Plus, the Warriors coach never shies away from commenting on major league issues.