Right now, there is no more polarizing figure in sports than Lavar Ball, the father of top Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball. The elder Ball has made the headlines even more than his son has, with his outspoken opinions, outrageous antics, and out-of-touch attitudes toward women. Kristine Leahy, the co-host of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior, has injected herself into the conversation about Lavar Ball through her co-hosting gig on Fox Sports Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd. Leahy hasn’t been afraid to openly criticize Ball, especially when it comes to his sexist remarks and actions. Her remarks have drawn a lot of press and a lot of controversy, but when we spoke to her, she told us she felt like she had no choice but to speak out on behalf of those who are offended by Ball, and her American Ninja Warrior co-host, Matt Iseman, says he supports her 100%.
Watch Leahy and Iseman on American Ninja Warrior, Monday nights at 8/7c on NBC, and listen to Leahy daily on Fox Sports Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd.