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Video: LaVar Ball has female referee replaced mid-game after receiving tech at Adidas AAU game

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Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times

LaVar Ball once again channeled his inner Vince MacMahon by taking over the show, this time getting a female referee replaced mid-game after she assessed him a technical foul.

The outspoken father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball was at the Adidas Uprising AAU game, coaching his son LaMelo, who put up a game-high 31 points in Wednesday’s game against fellow highly-touted prospect Zion Williamson.

LaVar berated the official and received a consequent technical, immediately threatening to take his team off the court as he did earlier this summer.

“Not sure what’s happening here in Vegas,” wrote ESPN’s Myron Medcalf. “LaVar Ball drew another technical and told his team “let’s go.” Team still on the bench with organizers trying to sort through the chaos.”

The female referee was eventually replaced after LaVar gave Adidas the choice of keeping her in the game or keeping his squad in the game. You guys can guess who came out with the upper hand in this exchange.

Adidas later said it was their decision to make the change, given that this same referee had a different exchange with LaVar during Wednesday’s game.

If AAU ball wasn’t a spectacle before, it surely is now with the inclusion of the Big Ballers squad into this year’s circuit, as now referees are being swapped out mid-game for a “coach” wearing a hat and shorts.

The official did not comment on the decision.

Here’s a video via Overtime with the full interaction, including reactions from fans: