Charles Barkley never fails to bring the heat, whether he's on air or not. In a recent video posted by TMZ Sports, he brought plenty of heat when discussing Lavar Ball, who he repeatedly called an "idiot" in the short clip.
Charles Barkley doesn't think Lavar Ball should be on TV ever again! pic.twitter.com/x4A7pGofrZ— TMZ (@TMZ) June 24, 2019
Chuck didn't hold back regarding LaVar, the father of New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball and founder of "Big Baller Brand." After Charles spoke highly of Lonzo, the reporter "switched gears" to ask Barkley about Lavar –– and it was as fiery as you'd expect.
"Wherever Lavar Ball is, there's a village missing an idiot," the former NBA superstar and current TNT analyst quipped. Later, he proceeded to say that Ball is "an idiot in all 50 states" and "we should just keep him off TV."
Barkley's hilarious comments come after Lavar was recently banned from appearing on ESPN following a perceived sexually-charged remark he made to the network's Molly Qerim on First Take.
LaVar Ball tried hyping a Lonzo Ball highlight on a shot he didn’t even make pic.twitter.com/PmYklEky1K— Someone's An Idiot (@SomeonesAnIdiot) June 18, 2019
LaVar's recent controversy aside, Chuck is probably right in his comments. Ultimately, while LaVar Ball may be an intriguing brand-maker, his lack of a filter and unsubstantiated bravado only serve to hurt his sons. If not for LaVar's wild and selfish nature, Lonzo may still be in Los Angeles.
Unfortunately, any time a personality like LaVar comes around in the sports world, the media will eat it up. I wouldn't bank on Mr. Ball disappearing anytime soon.