Comedian DL Hughley thinks ESPN and its popular “First Take” show owe banned celebrity dad LaVar Ball a major apology. The veteran funnyman went to social media this weekend to defend Ball after getting blown up over a televised expression and gesture.
Hughley hopped on Instagram Sunday with footage of Ball using his “switch gears” expression and gesture from 2017 and his now-infamous “First Take” appearance.
Ball has since come forward to deny having any sexual intention behind his on-camera remark.
“I don’t even have to respond to that on the fact that I meant no sexual intent. Nothing on the fact that ‘switch gears’ means change topics to me. Her mind in the gutter and she think of something else. Only time I hit on her is if she’s breaking in my house, and I mistake her for the boogeyman.”
A few days ago, ESPN reportedly decided to ban LaVar from all its platforms.
This week, “First Take” host Molly Qerim initially addressed the immediate aftermath of Ball’s remarks.
“I haven’t heard from anybody but to be honest – I shut my phone off after work. So I was just in chill mode. I think [boyfriend] Jalen [Rose] would have just liked if he had apologized to me publicly.”