Adidas officials wanted Summer Championships refs who wouldn't eject LaVar Ball

LaMelo Ball

LaVar Ball just can't help himself.

Referees at Adidas' AAU basketball tournament in Las Vegas this week have been implored by the shoe company to let LaVar Ball's sideline antics slide, because of the blustering patriarch's drawing power and also because the brand may be interested in signing his son, Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, to an endorsement deal, ESPN.com reports.

The game was stopped for several minutes while Ball threw his fit, and eventually the referee who gave him the technical was removed from the game by Adidas, which was sponsoring the event. The winners were Team BBC, which was led by standout point guard Immanuel Quickley, who scored 23 points.

LaVar berated the official and received a consequent technical, immediately threatening to take his team off the court as he did earlier this summer. "Guess what? Check up LaVar", he said (via ESPN). "They try to go through my kids to get at me". "I got y'all controlled!" I know what she trying to say: 'I gave LaVar, I gave him a tech, I'm strong.' That ain't got nothing to do with it.

"I get she's trying to break into the referring thing, but just giving techs and calling fouls, that's no way to do it...." If you're gonna be qualified you better be in shape and you better know the game. "She needs to stay in her lane".

It's unclear how many people tuned in to watch Friday's game, which streamed online, but the Big Baller Brand team has proven a big draw.

During Big Baller Brand's win over Play Hard Play Smart on Thursday, LaVar Ball told a referee "You're the worst (expletive) ref who ever lived", per the source.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Germany: Knife attack in Hamburg supermarket kills one
Jul 29, 2017 - 00:57
More than one million asylum seekers have arrived in Germany since Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the country's borders in 2015. A man who said he witnessed the attack said the suspect stabbed at least three people and shouted "Allahu Akbar".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA sanctions Iran after space launch
Jul 29, 2017 - 00:52
Security Council resolution because the technology is inherently created to be able to carry a nuclear payload. The International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly verified Iran is in compliance with the agreement.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Crude Oil Up 8.6% For Biggest Weekly Gain Of The Year
Jul 29, 2017 - 00:52
In such an environment, the North Sea Brent Crude increased $0.13 cents Dollars and was sold at $51.10 USD a barrel. US crude settled at $49.71 a barrel, up 67 cents, or 1.4 per cent, and on the week gained almost 9 per cent.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Praises Law Enforcement in Fighting MS-13 Gang
Jul 29, 2017 - 00:48
The gang has taken root in several major US metropolitan areas in the past few decades. The gang is blamed for 17 murders in the county over the previous year and a half.

Wolfenstein II Season Pass Includes Mini Campaigns with Three New Protagonists
Jul 28, 2017 - 00:34
The New Colossus launches in October, but publisher Bethesda has already unveiled the game's DLC plan. You can get this pack either by pre-ordering the game or by buying the season pass.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Microsoft launches Windows Bounty program, offering awards up to $250000
Jul 28, 2017 - 00:31
It's always better to find and fix a bug before it becomes a problem, especially when it comes to security. Last month, the Edge bounty program was made an ongoing scheme no longer tied to any particular timeframe.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ahead of NSA Doval's visit, is China relenting on Doklam dispute?
Jul 28, 2017 - 00:27
Mr Doval will also call on Chinese President Xi Jinping tomorrow along with fellow top security officials of the BRICS countries. Yang also separately met his counterparts from South Africa and Brazil, Xinhua reported.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Orlando City acquire Team USA striker Dwyer in record deal
Jul 27, 2017 - 18:34
This deal has been seemingly years in the works, as Orlando City has made it no secret since 2015 that they want Dwyer on board. He ranks second on the team with five goals this season, and he's scored 57 goals in 128 games during his MLS career.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Top Aides Asking Trump To Stop Publicly Criticizing Sessions
Jul 27, 2017 - 18:33
But he was a senator, he looks at 40,000 people and he probably says, 'What do I have to lose?' And he endorsed me. When asked about the future of Sessions, Trump replied: "We shall have to see what happens".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Centre rushes 12 additional NDRF teams to flood-hit Gujarat
Jul 27, 2017 - 18:32
The desert state saw heavy rains in Jalore, Pali and Sirohi districts which caused inundation, leaving several people marooned. The state government has announced an ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh each to the families of those who killed in the floods .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Justin Bieber 'accidentally' rams his auto into photographer
Jul 27, 2017 - 18:30
Justin recently devastated fans after revealing he had cancelled the remainder of his Purpose World Tour . The photographer suffered non-life threatening injuries to his lower body and was taken to hospital.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Military spends more on Viagra than transgender troops' health care'
Jul 27, 2017 - 18:28
In a reply to this, Trump shook his head, pointed at a student and responded, "You go ahead, she's very rude". Trump said he made the decision after consulting with generals and military experts.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Court: Former VW executive to plead guilty in emissions scandal
Jul 27, 2017 - 18:27
Numerous other managers charged are believed to be in Germany, making extradition to the US unlikely. Schmidt would be the second VW employee implicated in the emissions scandal to plead guilty.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Samsung Electronics reports 88.9 percent jump in Q2 net profit
Jul 27, 2017 - 18:22
Apple, set to launch its 10th-anniversary iPhone this year, is still projected to notch up larger full-year profits than Samsung. The Journal also said the record-breaking results also position Samsung to top Apple in quarterly profits for the first time.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Toyota in "production engineering" for a solid state battery, WSJ says
Jul 26, 2017 - 01:13
The first model to reach the production lines won't be a dedicated electric vehicle and will be based on the current C-HR. Toyota wants to reduce the charging time down to the time spent for reloading an internal combustion engine vehicle.