LaVar Ball’s week in Las Vegas had some good, some bad and some ugly

LAS VEGAS — Grass-roots hoops meets in Las Vegas this week with multiple high-profile events backed by multibillion-dollar sneaker companies.

The Fab 48, The Las Vegas Classic and the All-American JUCO Showcase all produce substantive tournaments.

Only one character and event — LaVar Ball and his presence at the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships — went viral, both locally and abroad, attracting crowds, concerns about fire code violations and thousands of night owls tracking the Big Baller Brand through Facebook Live.

On Wednesday, Ball and his team welcomed a sea of fans and ignited the opening day of the Adidas event, separating the matchups at the Cashman Center from their youth hoops competitors scattered around the city.

On Friday morning, Ball drew scrutiny after demanding the replacement of a female official who’d given him a technical foul — Adidas obliged and found a new, male referee

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