LaVar Ball and his sons, Lonzo and LaMelo, hijacking WWE’s Monday Night Raw last night definitely managed to steal some spotlight away from the inaugural NBA Awards, which were going on at the same time.
As hyped as Mr. Ball was during his confrontation with WWE superstar The Miz, his youngest son, LaMelo, actually managed to grab some of the attention on his own…but for the rather dubious distinction of yelling the N-word on live television. At one point of the Balls’ guest appearance, LaMelo, 15, could be heard telling his dad to, “beat that n****s ass!”
WWE wasn’t amused. The company released the following statement about LaMelo’s use of the N-word on its flagship TV show to the Los Angeles Times:
“The inappropriate language used by a guest during the ‘Miz TV’ segment was not scripted nor reflects WWE’s values.”
That being said, the WWE Universe of fans and beyond simply couldn’t believe what they heard on live TV.
Down for the count. Too much for a Monday night.
But this one might have been more surprising because it came from a guest, not a WWE Superstar.
And the internet remains undefeated.