One day, there will be a book written, a class taught or a documentary made about how, in the late 2010s, the nation became obsessed with the father of one teenage basketball player and was completely unable to quit him.
Many have said, and keep saying, LaVar Ball has to stop whatever he’s doing. They can’t stand it anymore.
Here’s an opposing view: LaVar should keep doing it.
Clippers center Marreese Speights had just one point and zero rebounds while playing 11 minutes in the first half of Tuesday’s 96-92 loss to the Jazz. He was benched after halftime as 39-year-old Paul Pierce began the second half in the post. The 29-year-old Speights did not score in the second half in only two minutes of action. Pierce had six points and three boards in 14 total minutes.
Eric Gordon may have had just eight points on 3-of-10 shooting, but he did throw down a monster dunk in the second quarter. He caught the ball behind the 3-point line, from which he went just 1 of 8, but blew past Doug McDermott for the drive to the hoop.
Game 5: Bulls at Celtcis, 8:30 p.m. ET (Series tied 2-2) — After each team won two games on the other’s home floor, the Celtics will try to win back home-court advantage at TD Garden. Isaiah Thomas and Jimmy Butler have led the way for their respective teams. Whomever gets the most help Wednesday will likely be the one with his team holding the series lead.