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#pounditMonday, August 3, 2020

Report: Lakers enforcing ‘LaVar Ball Rule’ limiting media contact with families

The Los Angeles Lakers know they can’t stop LaVar Ball from talking to the media, but they appear keen on preventing it from happening at actual games.

According to ESPN’s Chris B. Haynes, the Lakers have begun enforcing an already-existing rule prohibiting media from congregating with friends, family, and guests of players after games.

The rule, which has been nicknamed the “LaVar Ball Rule” by some Lakers staffers, had been in place already, but not aggressively enforced until Ball became a factor.

“It’s not a new policy; it’s an existing policy,” a Lakers spokesperson told ESPN. “There has been more media presence in that area than before. That section is strictly for family and guests of players. It’s a privacy concern.”

With comments like these, you can understand why the Lakers would like to do as much as they can to ensure LaVar isn’t holding court with the media on a regular basis at games. He’ll have to do it on his own time.

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