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Get LaVar Ball off my TV, Raptors parade, Josh McCown the ultimate late bloomer

Stop giving a platform to LaVar Ball to talk his nonsense, the Toronto Raptors have their championship parade and Josh McCown is the ultimate late bloomer.

I’m sick of seeing LaVar Ball on my TV

Can ESPN stop giving a platform for LaVar Ball?! This has gone on for far too long. It’s time for the circus to leave town.

On the day, the Raptors hold their championship parade, ESPN thought it was brilliant to give this clown a chance to talk about the trade that sent his eldest son, Lonzo Ball, to the Pelicans as part of the Anthony Davis trade. Ball previously said he didn’t want the Pelicans to trade for Lonzo. But on First Take, he said he was “playing chess” and he wanted him to go to New Orleans all along.

He’s clearly auditioning for the White House press secretary gig.

The worst was this gross exchange between First Take host Molly Qerim.

The agenda from ESPN is clear. Have Lavar on. Let LaVar say something outlandish. Get plenty of attention on social media. Recycle his quotes and talk about it all day on ESPN programming. Rinse and repeat.

Later, LaVar’s youngest son, LaMelo Ball, was on The Jump to announce he is playing overseas in Australia with the hopes of being the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

That’s so funny he should get a Netflix comedy special.

Raptors celebrate in style

Congrats to the Raptors fans who celebrated with the first title in Toronto since the Blue Jays won in 1993 with a massive turnout. Parade numbers are always inflated so take the reported 2 million at the parade with a grain of salt. That said, President Trump is already claiming he had more show up at his inauguration.

Josh McCown is the ultimate late bloomer

Josh McCown retired after 17 years in the NFL. What’s most impressive about this is the last eight came after he was out of football. McCown was out of football in 2010 and working as a volunteer assistant coach at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, North Carolina when the Bears signed him in 2011 after Jay Cutler was injured. McCown played eight more years after the NFL had seen enough. If that’s not reason enough to keep working hard toward your goal, or whatever you want in life, I don’t know what is. McCown is an inspiration for all late bloomers.

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