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Takeaways from college basketball recruiting's wild few days in Las Vegas -

LAS VEGAS -- In basketball circles, what happened here in the summer of '17 will likely be talked about for years -- probably even a decade from now. Every summer recruiting period has its own flash of headlines, but usually those stories are contained ...and more »

LaVar Ball crossed the line and isn't worthy of our attention - ESPN

I have to confess something: I watch "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." I don't always watch it, but when I am flipping channels, I am drawn to it, much like I am drawn to watch a car crash on the highway as I pass by. I don't watch it for the ...and more »

In Wake of LaVar Ball's Antics, Youth Sports Officials Should Consider Striking - Forbes

LaVar Ball, as he so often does, used his mouth to get himself into the general American sports conversation -- this time, it was about his berating of referees. I wouldn't put it past Ball, America's most ubiquitous and intentionally obnoxious sports ...and more »

Officiating group cutting ties with Adidas after replacement of female referee - ESPN

LAS VEGAS -- The group that supplied officials for the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships, in which LaVar Ball successfully petitioned for a female referee to be replaced after she gave him a technical foul on Friday, will terminate its five-year ...and more »

Adidas admits 'wrong decision' after female referee removed to appease LaVar Ball -

Three days removed from Adidas officials swapping a female referee off the court with another official during a game in the Adidas Summer Championships per LaVar Ball's demands, the company said 'it was the wrong decision' in a statement issued Monday ...and more »

Company that provides refs for events ends relationship with Adidas over LaVar Ball -

The organization that provided referees for the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships that took place in Las Vegas over the past five days is ending its relationship with the billion-dollar shoe company because of the way Adidas allowed LaVar Ball to ...and more »

LaVar Ball's misogyny is being enabled by Adidas - SB Nation

On Friday, LaVar Ball — star of the Big Baller Brand AAU team, technically speaking — launched himself back in the news by verbally abusing a female referee and tarnishing the sport. We can get more specific if you'd like. But really, under it all ...and more »

Referee group cuts ties with Adidas after LaVar Ball incident with female ref - USA TODAY

Court Club Elite, the group that provides officials for the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships in Las Vegas, is terminating its five-year affiliation with the shoe company as a result of LaVar Ball's demands that a female referee -- an NCAA Division ...and more »

'It was the wrong decision': Adidas apologizes for removing female referee after LaVar Ball incident - Washington Post

Adidas apologized Monday, calling the decision by its tournament officials to remove a female referee from an AAU game involving LaVar Ball “the wrong decision” and one that goes against the company's “inclusive approach.” Ball, the outspoken father of ...and more »

ESPN's Jay Bilas Rip 'Misogynistic Buffoon' LaVar Ball: 'He Has Become a Joke' - TheWrap

ESPN analyst Jay Bilas ripped LaVar Ball as a “misogynistic buffoon” and called him a “joke” that isn't funny anymore in a scathing column titled, “LaVar Ball crossed the line and isn't worthy of our attention.” Ball is the father of Los Angeles Lakers ...and more »