LaVar Ball threatens to kick son out of house after what he found on his body


It’s no secret that LaVar Ball likes to be very involved in the lives of his three sons — Lonzo, LaMelo and LiAngelo.

This became even more evident late last year when LaVar pulled LaMelo and LiAngelo out of school and took them to Lithuania, where they currently play for a professional team.

As if we needed more proof that LaVar is an extremely “involved” parent, a recent clip from the family’s reality web series “Ball in the Family” just drives that point home even further.

First, it’s important to note that LaVar Ball is not a fan of tattoos. Despite knowing this, LiAngelo went behind his father’s back and got the entire front side of his torso covered in ink.

So when the family prepared to get spa treatments — meaning everyone would have to take off their shirts — LiAngelo knew there would be hell to pay.

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“I’m nervous to tell him, because I know he’s going to be disappointed,” LiAngelo said.

And when LaVar inevitably saw his son shirtless, he was indeed angry.

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“The fool went crazy and drew all over his body,” LaVar said. He was so upset that he even threatened to kick his middle child out of the house.

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“You know I don’t like tattoos, so I guess when we get back home, you got somewhere else to stay because I ain’t letting you stay in my house with that all over your chest.,” he added. “Because I told you if you living in my presence, you better live my way.”

Later, LaVar explained to his son why the issue at hand goes beyond just the tattoos.

“Basically you telling me you don’t give a f— about the family,” he said. “Because you know how I feel about (getting a tattoo) and you went ahead and did it anyway.”

“You already got your three strikes. You got your earrings, you stole and now you did this. That’s three. You’re done. Either you don’t give a f— about us or somebody got more influence than what I have on you.”

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LaVar eventually did calm down, and even let his son show him what each of the tattoos represent.

“I’ve never been a tattoo man,” LaVar said, while adding that “times are changing, that’s what these guys do.”

“The stuff he put on his body, he put it there for a reason — to remind him of certain things, I guess. I was like, you know what, I’m over it. And I say, you know what, it’s cool for you if that’s the way you’ve got to deal with things.”

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Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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