Love or hate LaVar Ball? Newsroom readers react

“Am I the only one that finds LaVar Ball absolutely irritating? It seems like too many people love this guy.” “LaVar might be the smartest man alive. His mouth got his son drafted 2nd overall even though he has no business in the NBA.” The flood of Yahoo Newsroom comments makes it clear: Readers have some strong feelings about the controversial basketball father.

Ball is winning at making headlines. He’s had an ongoing feud with President Trump since his son LiAngelo, the erstwhile UCLA basketball star, was released from prison in China for shoplifting. Ball defiantly refused to thank the president for his help, and ... that did not go over well. Now, he’s pulled his suspended son from UCLA. “We are exploring other options with Gelo. He's out of there," Ball told ESPN. Oh, and we can’t fail to mention those $495 shoes.

Good dad? Shrewd businessman? Total jerk? All of the above? What do you think? Join the conversation on Yahoo Newsroom.

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