LaVar Ball made an appearance on ESPN's First Take on Monday (June 17), and he caught some backlash for a comment he made to Molly Qerim Rose. 

Ball was addressing his son Lonzo being traded to the Pelicans when Qerim asked LaVar if she could "switch gears" as a segway to her next question. Ball responded by telling Qerim, "You can switch gears with me any time." 

After Ball was slammed by viewers, ESPN responded to the controversy in a statement to TMZ, which read, "LaVar Ball’s comment to Molly Qerim Rose was completely inappropriate. We made him aware of that."