LaVar Ball Confronts The Miz, Takes off Shirt in WWE Raw Appearance

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22:  LaVar Ball, father of Lonzo Ball, looks on during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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The Ball family crashed Raw Monday night in Los Angeles' Staples Center.

LaVar, Lonzo and LaMelo Ball were guests of The Miz for a Miz TV segment during Raw. It was the first time Lonzo appeared in Staples Center after the Los Angeles Lakers selected him second overall in the 2017 NBA draft, courtesy of WWE:

The Miz said he envisioned a partnership between himself and Big Baller Brand, which LaVar took umbrage with. He nearly came to blows with the former WWE champion, with WWE providing a replay of their verbal back-and-forth:

Dean Ambrose, clad in a Big Baller Brand shirt, arrived to break things up, per WWE Universe:

Bleacher Report's Kevin Berge and Dave Schilling offered differing viewpoints on the interaction between The Miz and LaVar:

Here's how others reacted:

There's no question the segment will have people talking, which is likely all WWE wanted when it reached a deal with LaVar to bring the Ball family on Raw. LaVar, who has basically perfected being a pro wrestling heel, is a natural fit on a wrestling show.

Judging by the level of attention drawn to his appearance, the WWE may not have seen the last of LaVar.