NASCAR Rumors

Mike Larson therefore winces at LaVar Ball’s escapades, such as comparing Lonzo — who will enter the NBA draft — favorably to Michael Jordan in his prime or eliciting the rage of LeBron James by invoking his children in conversations about parenting a young athlete. “I was watching this video with (Ball) and I was thinking, ‘This guy is over the top’,” Larson said. “Kyle would get mad at me, and I would understand. If I was (Ball’s) kids, I would be, like, ‘Shut up. You’re putting so much pressure on us inadvertently.’ I think Dad thinks that he’s taking pressure off those kids by it being directed at him, and I think he’s totally wrong.”
Storyline: Lonzo Ball Going Pro?
“I hope the Kings draft Lonzo Ball,” he said, “but God, I would hate for them to be stuck (with) his dad, because we just got rid of DeMarcus Cousins. DeMarcus Cousins is one of the best players in the league, but by his rookie year, I was like, ‘They’ve got to get him out of here. He’s a cancer.’ I would think their dad is like a cancer, too.”
Storyline: Lonzo Ball Going Pro?
Sports Business Daily has just released a new Harris Poll which indicates that NASCAR is the fourth-most-popular sport in America, ranking ahead of the NBA, the NHL, NCAA basketball, golf and — shocking, I know — the WNBA, among many others. The poll, which surveyed Americans who follow at least one sport, found that 7 percent of respondents named auto racing as their favorite sport. Not bad, considering the competition, but the runaway winner is, of course, the NFL (31 percent), followed by baseball (17 percent) and college football (12 percent). More statistical goodness: the percentage of adults who named NASCAR as their favorite sport in 1985 — you know, the good ol’ days — was 5 percent, and it’s up 2 percent since then. (Basketball has seen zero growth over that same period, and baseball has seen a decline of 6 percentage points.)