Mark Cuban Says LaVar Ball Is Good For The Game

Lavar Ball (Credit: Getty Images/Mike Stobe)

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“It’s Dennis Rodman all over again. The only thing left for LaVar Ball to do is put on a dress.”

That is how Mark Cuban described the NBA’s ultimate helicopter dad.

Despite basically comparing the father of Laker guard Lonzo Ball to a freak show in a recent interview with The Dallas Morning News, the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks thinks Ball is actually good for the league.

“There’s an old saying in the stock game that you go loud and go long,” Cuban said. “LaVar Ball has to keep saying crazy stuff to stay relevant. He’s actually good for the NBA in a perverse way because he gets casual fans’ attention.”

While Mark Cuban may have a point there, I wonder how his opinion would shift if Lonzo Ball were traded to Dallas, bringing LaVar’s antics along with his oldest son?

Cuban may not have major problems with LaVar, but Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle sure does. Earlier this week, Carlisle called out ESPN for giving the Ball family so much airtime and coverage.

In these highly political and divisive times we live in today, at least (most) Americans agree on one thing — the less LaVar Ball talks, the better off this country is.

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