LaVar Ball gets tech at AAU game, cusses out ref, then forfeits
LaVar Ball is back to his old antics, and this time it came on a high school basketball court.
Ball, coaching his Big Ballers AAU team on Saturday, didn’t like a call that was made against his team. He argued with the referee, saying, It’s not a foul, it’s not a foul ’ and some other choice words.
Then, Ball pulled his team off the court. It’s important to note his team was winning 69-60 at the time he pulled his players off the court. Here’s video of the incident:
Ball was later asked why he made the decision to forfeit the game.
It wasn’t about the referees, Ball said outside (via itsovertime.com). Not going to have my guys playing hard and they cheating. I don’t play that s’.
Right after explaining, he stopped to take a photo with a teenager. Yet another classic move from Ball.
The result: Well, you know. It’s not just that Brock eventually became a Hall of Famer and one of the most beloved players in the history of the storied Cardinals franchise. It’s that the trade was so very immediately lopsided; In 1964, Brock was hitting .251 with two homers and 10 stolen bases in 52 games for the Cubs and after the trade, he hit .348 with 12 homers and 33 stolen bases in 103 games for the Cardinals. When he arrived, St. Louis ’ which hadn’t made the World Series since 1946 ’ was two games under .500 and tied for seventh place in the NL (a game behind the Cubs, for the record). With Brock, they went 65-39 (the Cubs went 49-59 after the deal, btw), won the pennant and then beat the Yankees in a World Series that went seven games. In the deciding game seven, Brock went 2-for-4 with a fifth-inning solo home run that put the Cardinals up 4-0. Broglio had injury issues with the Cubs and compiled a 5.40 ERA in three seasons.