LaVar Ball under fire for response to Kyrie Irving

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LaVar Ball continues to discover the pitfalls of media overexposure, with the latest incident stemming from a TV appearance this week.

On FS1's "Undisputed," Ball replied to Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving's recent suggestion that the famous basketball dad be prepared to "let go" once his son Lonzo is drafted.

The senior Ball promptly put his foot in his mouth with his response.

"Kyrie, definitely." Ball said. "How you gonna tell me how my son should be when you don't have a kid?"

Irving's first child was born in 2015, but that wasn't the most offensive thing Ball said.

"Kyrie, he's in a different situation," he added. "So you can't put yourself in the same situation as Lonzo. I have a wife and two other sons. You not in that situation ... first of all, your mom wasn't there, so something's got to change right there. It's not the same. Lonzo can come home and see his mom and dad all the time."

Irving's mother, Elizabeth, died when he was 4 years old.

Ball has already raised the ire of Irving's teammate, LeBron James, who warned him not to make observations about his children.

The online reaction to Ball's take on Irving was furious.

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