Sport VIDEO: LaVar Ball Told Kristine Leahy to “Stay in Your Lane,” Says Big Baller Brand Doesn’t Need to Market to Women

21:22  17 may  2017
21:22  17 may  2017 Source:   The Big Lead

Kristine Leahy has gotten death threats in wake of LaVar Ball confrontation

  Kristine Leahy has gotten death threats in wake of LaVar Ball confrontation Kristine Leahy says she has received death threats in the past 24 hours as a result of her on-air confrontation with LaVar Ball on Wednesday. Leahy, who co-hosts “The Herd w/ Colin Cowherd” on FS1, got into an argument with Ball that centered around the marketing of the Ball family’s Big Baller Brand. “I think I’m gonna talk more about this later on ‘Speak for Yourself,’ some of the other issues that have come up,” Leahy said. “Now I’m getting death threats, so, I’ll leave it at that.”Leahy said she hopes the way Ball spoke to her and treated her will reveal who he truly is.

LaVar Ball , center, is shown with his sons and Chino Hill High School basketball stars, LiAngelo, left, and LaMelo, right, at their home in Chino Hills, CA on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The family wears the Big Baller Brand line of clothing that LaVar started.

LaVar Ball says his Big Baller Brand already has a QUARTER MILLION in sales -- with at least 495 people buying his 5 shoe. LaVar appeared on FS1's "Undisputed" Monday morning to talk about Lonzo Ball 's new ZO2 shoe -- which launched last week.

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Kristine Leahy issues powerful response to LaVar Ball’s threatening comments on FS1

  Kristine Leahy issues powerful response to LaVar Ball’s threatening comments on FS1 "We don't threaten each other.""I never disrespect women," Ball said. "But I'll tell you what, if you act like that, guess what? Something's coming to you, and it's okay.

Lonzo's father, LaVar Ball , has said he plans to move forward with BBB because no major shoe company would give him the "true partnership" he wanted. Big Baller Brand is also selling sandals for 0 a pop.

Lonzo Ball 's father is hitting back hard at George Raveling -- Nike's global basketball sports marketing director who said this week that LaVar was the worst thing to happen to basketball in 100 years. "That Big Baller Brand about to be your competition!"

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LaVar Ball, usually reluctant to grant media access, appeared on The Herd with Colin Cowherd this afternoon. In addition to his typical fare of demonstrably false grand claims, he got into a tense exchange with co-host Kristine Leahy.

Leahy asked Ball how many of pairs of Lonzo Ball's signature shoes the Big Baller Brand had sold.

"Stay in your lane," Ball responded, while putting his hand up toward Leahy and turning to Cowherd. "I don't even worry about her over there."

"I don't look over there because she scares me. Leave me alone. I'll tell you, 400, 500 pairs."

When Cowherd pointed out Leahy was a reporter, Ball informed him "she can report to whoever she wants behind her."

Leahy again tried to engage.

"My problem with you is that you are a hater," he continued. Then, in a falsetto voice, "I would never wear a Big Baller shirt. Well, good don't even talk to me."

Kristine Leahy issues powerful response to LaVar Ball’s threatening comments on FS1

  Kristine Leahy issues powerful response to LaVar Ball’s threatening comments on FS1 "We don't threaten each other.""I never disrespect women," Ball said. "But I'll tell you what, if you act like that, guess what? Something's coming to you, and it's okay.

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Kristine Leahy ‏Подлинная учетная запись @KristineLeahy 28 апр. You're wrong, Kristine . No CLASSY woman will wear the Big Baller Brand . I picture these shoes being on the Clearance Table @ Walmart 1 day..

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Ball went on to dismiss Leahy's argument that his brand would be more successful if it made an attempt to appeal to women. "In order to have a successful company, I think you are going to have to have women that like your brand," said Leahy. "Uh, yeah, if you have a women's company. But we talking about Big Baller Brand," responded Ball.

Later (at around the 10 minute mark of the audio), Lavar Ball also insulted Jason Whitlock, saying the only thing the FS1 personality should be able to comment on is snacks.

In short, the appearance was a disaster and Ball emerges as an even more toxic personality than was already painfully obvious. Leahy, on the other hand, should be commended for not backing down in the face of such flagrant disrespect.

LaVar Ball: ‘I don’t need no advice from Kobe Bryant’ .
This probably won’t go over well, but it really isn’t that bad. LaVar Ball’s irreverence knows no bounds. Thursday morning, in an appearance on ESPN’s Mornings with Keyshaun (Johnson), Jorge (Sedano) and LZ (Granderson), Ball went where few have dared: He refused to bow at the alter of Kobe Bryant. Fans will freak out about the first sentence of the quote, but really, this is probably what most players think anytime the media breathlessly asks if they’ll be turning to the Black Mamba for tips on how studying the prehistoric saber-toothed tiger might help guard LeBron James.

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