LaVar Ball on speculation that the Lakers silenced him: 'I'm a globally loud person'

LaVar Ball dominated early-season NBA headlines a season ago and even caused the Lakers to enforce a “LaVar Ball rule” restricting team family members from interacting with the media at games. In 2018, however, Ball has been relatively silent.
Many fans and analysts have speculated that the Lakers have taken measures to quiet the 51-year-old, while Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times argued that fear of LeBron James has stifled Ball.
According to Ball, he’s simply being loud in other parts of the world.

When Jalen Rose asked LaVar if a talk from the Lakers contributed to his relative silence during the ongoing NBA season, the Big Baller launched into a response that sounded like a WWE promo.
Jalen Rose: “What do you say to those fans and media types who feel you’ve been a little more quiet and subdued this year? Is it because you had a talking to by the Lakers?”
LaVar Ball: “Can’t nobody quiet me up. Don’t be scared of me because you can’t get around like I get around. You gotta have a blue book to follow me. I’m just not local.
They thought I was going to stay in the United States. I been in Russia, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, London. I’m all over the place being loud. I’m a globally loud person. If you can’t follow me and hear what I’m saying, that’s on you. They scared that I keep moving like this.
…. How can I be quiet if I’m running the JBA League, doing a European Tour? I’m selling water, I’m doing everything. How quiet can you be?”
The Big Baller Brand water business is alive and well, apparently.

LaVar Ball says he will import Big Baller Brand water from Lithuania to the US, says price point will be on par with Perrier or San Pellegrino. pic.twitter.com/qe7oKJjFQo
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 9, 2018

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