Lavar Ball, father of LeMelo Ball and Lonzo Ball, is at it again…
The outspoken father, who has made outrageous claims like he could’ve beat Jordan 1-on-1 back in the day, or that his son Lonzo (UCLA star) would make the Warriors better than they are now if he and Steph Curry traded places…
The most recent is that Mr Ball has put a price on the three of his boys, evidently a package deal, for a shoe deal. If he were to sell his kids to a shoe brand, it would need to be “a billion dollars, it has to be there… That’s our number, a billion, straight out of the gate. And you don’t even have to give it to me all up front. Give us $100 million a year.”
A billion dollars? Are you kidding me???
I get the whole “believing in your kid thing” – I really do. I’m sure it gives them incredible confidence knowing their dad believes in them THAT much… But at some point it’s got to stop. I think this is that point.
Let’s paint a fucking picture of how outrageous a BILLION dollar shoe deal is…
- LeBron has a LIFETIME deal worth at least a billion dollars. And arguably there isn’t a bigger name in the sport. Certainly not for as long as LeBron has been.
- Jordan gets paid $100 million per year from Nike. Again, and he was the GOAT and everything to the NBA.
- Durant is next up on the list but his deal drops significantly from those two (as it should… they’re on a different level) and he is getting $30 million a year.
So my first question to Lavar Ball is:
And my second is :
Because guess what? Jimmer was a college sensation. Kwame Brown was a “big thing” in high school. No brand with half a brain would waste a BILLION DOLLARS on your flavor of the week boys. I’m sorry.
You’re making me a hater of these kids that deserve none of it because THEIR DAD is making outrageous claims.
Sit down. Shut up. Let your boys play.