LaVar Ball tells Fox Sports' Kristine Leahy 'Stay in your lane' after question about how many shoes he has sold
The exchange began when Colin Cowherd asked Ball, whose $495 shoes for his son made headlines, if he has sold any shoes yet.Ball responded, vaguely, "Yeah, I've sold a good amount, to me. Like I said, there's different amounts."Advertisement
Leahy, who acts as sort of co-host on the show asked, "How many?"
Ball seemed to recoil at the question, saying, "Stay in your lane." When Leahy said she was just curious, Ball said, "I'm not even worried about her over there. She scares me to death ... She scares me, that's why I don't look that way ... Leave me alone."Leahy said the comment was "kind of disrespectful" and asked why he's scared of her. Ball pointed to Cowherd and said, "I'll tell you - 400 or 500 pairs." Cowherd interjected, saying, "She's a reporter, her job is to probe."
"She can report to whoever is behind her," Ball said. "I'm talking to you, Colin."When Leahy asked what Ball's problem with her is, Ball called her a "hater," then seemingly imitated Leahy in a high-pitched voice, saying, "'I would never wear a Big Baller shirt.' Well, good, don't even talk to me ... With all due respect, you're a great reporter, just not reporting on me."Leahy argued that her criticism of Ball's Big Baller Brand was that it wouldn't appeal to women, and that if he wanted to license his company to Nike or Under Armour (both companies reportedly passed on the opportunity), it would need to appeal to women.Advertisement
Cowherd said he doesn't necessarily agree with Leahy but called it "a good point." Ball said he doesn't agree, saying, "I'm not friends with her" before asking to change the subject.
"Well, I think in order to have a successful company, you're gonna have to have women that like your brand," Leahy responded."Uh, yeah, if you have a women's company," Ball said before again changing the subject.Advertisement
Watch part of the exchange below:
Audio of the exchange can be heard below (the comments start around the six-minute mark):
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