LaVar says he's done interviewing with Jeff Goodman and Ramona Shelburne.
LaVar Ball made an appearance on ESPN Radio in Los Angeles this morning and used some of his time speaking with Keyshawn Johnson, LZ Granderson and Jorge Sedano to bash ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
Goodman, the reporter who quoted LaVar as saying Lakers coach Luke Walton had lost the team, has officially been cut off by the Big Baller because he's "sheisty" and "tried to finagle things."
During his ESPN Radio appearance this morning, LaVar said Goodman is no longer in Lithuania covering LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball's professional career because he won't interview with him.
“I sent Jeff Goodman home early,” Ball said. “Otherwise he would have still been out here. But how are you going to be out here if I won’t interview with you no more? You got to come home.”
“He did the story he wanted to write, tried to finagle things,” Ball continued. “Guess what? He’s out of the picture now. He can’t come close to my family.”
“He ain’t my guy no more,” Ball answered when asked about his relationship with Goodman. “I’ll never ever EVER do an interview with that guy again. He’s sheisty, and I see that. He wanted to go that route. I told him, ‘You can do what you want, say what you want, you just gotta suffer the consequences whether they be good or bad.'”
While LaVar is taking credit for Goodman returning to the United States, an ESPN spokesperson has told The Big Lead, “Jeff was in Lithuania for eight days and he came home as scheduled after the brothers’ first game. This was solely ESPN’s decision.”
But Goodman isn't the only ESPN reporter that's on LaVar's no-interview list. He also says he's done with Ramona Shelburne.
“If he thinks that story was worth a bunch of clicks, and him going to the moon? Hey, that’s fine. You also got to understand that affects me in a bad way, when I’m feeling bad, which it ain’t gonna bother me at all. Either I deal with you or I don’t. So now I never deal with him. Just like Ramona Shelburne. She’s off my list too. I don’t mess with them rudy poots no more. It’s okay. They still gotta do some stories. But ain’t nobody want to hear those stories that they’re doing on the outside unless you got my name in it.”
You can listen the audio snippet of LaVar's comments about Goodman and Shelburne right here.