I think I’ve finally figured it out. Do you remember the Simpsons Halloween episode where all of the advertisements come to life and destroy Springfield, a la the monsters from Godzilla? And the only way to stop them from wreaking havoc is by Lisa and Paul Anka instructing all of the city’s residents with the message “Just Don’t Look.”
That’s LaVar Ball. LaVar Ball is the LardLad Donut Guy.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was asked about Ball calling him the “Milli Vanilli of coaching” in what could have been a back and forth between the pair sure to make waves nationally. Ball is “coaching” his kids in Lithuania so obviously it’s a job anyone can do. Instead, Kerr refused to dignify Ball’s criticism by saying he would stick to only questions about basketball.
(And yes, I’m fully aware of the irony of writing about LaVar Ball in an article that’s about someone refusing to pay attention to LaVar Ball.)
Steve Kerr asked about the LaVar stuff: "Not talking about it. Basketball." pic.twitter.com/jnLonmqoif
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 29, 2018
Warriors forward David West followed his coach’s lead by saying he wasn’t going to waste brain matter on the elder Ball. For a team that’s contending for another championship, it’s probably a good decision.
Maybe it’s easier for Kerr to ignore Ball than, say, Luke Walton. However, it’s still a pretty solid blueprint to follow for anyone in the basketball world that’s sick and tired of LaVarMania. It’s not quite to the extreme of Stan Van Gundy threatening to boycott ESPN, but it’ll probably work even better. If people in the NBA stop answering questions about LaVar Ball, maybe they will stop being asked in the first place.