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LaVar Ball
LaVar Ball (born October 23, 1968) is a retired basketball and American football player. He played professionally with the London Monarchs of the World

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LaVar Ball Position: Tight end Personal information Date of birth: (1968-10-23) October 23, 1968 (age 48) Place of birth: Los Angeles, California Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 320 lb (145 kg) Career information High school: Canoga Park (CA) College: Cal State–Los Angeles Washington State Undrafted: 1994 Career history
  • London Monarchs (1995)

LaVar Ball (born October 23, 1968) is a retired basketball and American football player. He played professionally with the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football (WLAF) and was a practice squad member of the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers in the National Football League (NFL). A native of California, Ball attended Canoga Park High School in Los Angeles before playing basketball at West Los Angeles College, Washington State and Cal State Los Angeles and football at Long Beach City College.

Ball is the father of former UCLA basketball player and current Los Angeles Laker Lonzo Ball and Chino Hills High School basketball players LiAngelo and LaMelo. He drew widespread media attention upon his sons' rise to popularity in 2016 and due to a series of bold claims he made in 2017. Currently, he is the owner of Big Baller Brand.

Contents
  • 1 Early life and college
    • 1.1 College statistics
  • 2 Football career
  • 3 Rise to fame
  • 4 Personal
  • 5 References

Early life and college Ball was a multi-sport athlete at Canoga Park High School (pictured).

Ball was born on October 23, 1968, and was brought up in South Los Angeles, California. He has four brothers, named LaFrance, LaValle, LaRenzo, and LaShon. LaVar attended Canoga Park High School in Canoga Park, Los Angeles, where he was a prominent quarterback on the football team and played basketball as a forward. In one season, Ball grabbed a total of 316 rebounds to break the school record. He stood 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and weighed 225 lbs (102 kg) by college. Aside from sports, Ball majored in criminal justice at college and had hopes of being a U.S. Marshall.

Ball first began playing college basketball at West Los Angeles College despite having little experience at the prep level. In the season opener in 1986, he recorded 33 points and 18 rebounds against Porterville College. Ball then transferred to Washington State and became a starting forward. In 36 games for the Cougars, he averaged 2.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game. After one season, Ball transferred again to Cal State Los Angeles, which competed in the NCAA Division II while also playing alongside three of his four brothers.

College statistics College Year GP FG 3P FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG Washington State 1986–87 26 .404 .000 .450 2.3 1.0 0.4 0.1 2.2 Football career

Following college, Ball was invited to a football tryout and eventually made a return to the sport. After finishing his college basketball career, he would play a single year of college football at Long Beach City College as a tight end. On May 1, 1994, Ball signed with the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) as a defensive end. He returned to the Jets on March 7, 1995 as a tight end and was immediately loaned to the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football (WLAF) the same year. In the 1995 season for the Monarchs, Ball recorded 28 yards in kick returns. During his NFL career, he was also a part of the practice squads of both the Jets and Carolina Panthers.

Rise to fame

In early March 2017, he remarked that his eldest son Lonzo was a better player than Stephen Curry. Later in the month, he asserted that Lonzo was also better than LeBron James and Russell Westbrook. On March 14, despite having averaged only 2.2 points per game at Washington State, he said, "Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one." Charles Barkley responded to the claims and challenged Ball to play one-on-one. LaVar additionally said that he believed his three sons would be worth $1 billion for a shoe deal. USA Today labeled his comments as an "endless string of interviews full of cocky claims and premature promises, coupled with insults." Steve Kerr praised LaVar for gaining publicity but questioned his effect on his sons. On Twitter, many users mocked Ball's perceivably exaggerated claims by using the hashtag "LaVar Ball Says" and making their own such statements.

On April 6, 2017, two weeks after Lonzo and UCLA fell to Kentucky in the 2017 NCAA Division I Tournament, Ball said, "Realistically you can't win no championship with three white guys because the foot speed is too slow. I told Lonzo—'One of these games you might need to go for 30 or 40 points.' It turned out that was the one game. Then once they get to the Elite Eight, they're right there." He was presumably referring to his son's teammates Bryce Alford, T. J. Leaf, and Thomas Welsh. Later, Ball praised them and instead laid the blame on his son. UCLA head coach Steve Alford refused to comment on the situation.

Ball and his sons starred in a satirical video released by ESPN on April 14, in which rapper Lil Dicky acted as LaVar's fourth son, LiDicky Ball. On April 20, George Raveling, the global basketball sports marketing director of Nike, called Ball "the worst thing to happen to basketball in the last hundred years." In response, Ball claimed that Big Baller Brand would eventually compete with Nike. He also remarked in a social media video, "I know I'm on the right step, 'cause if nothing like this happened in 100 years?' Guess what—we in a new lane, baby!" In the following week, Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas declined to sign an endorsement deal with Lonzo, according to LaVar. Stephon Marbury, who owns the Starbury shoe line, praised Ball for wanting to "own his brand."

On May 4, 2017, Big Baller Brand announced its first shoes, the ZO2, which had a retail price of $495 and would be shipped later as late as November 24. Shaquille O'Neal criticized Ball for overpricing the shoes, while Dick Vitale took aim at the price by citing Lonzo's performance against Kentucky at the NCAA Tournament. On Twitter, many NFL players like Golden Tate were critical of the shoe price, while Arian Foster and others showed their support. Ball answered by posting on Twitter, "If you can't afford the ZO2'S, you're NOT a BIG BALLER!"

Ball announced on Twitter that the only NBA team that Lonzo Ball will showcase for is the Los Angeles Lakers. He tweeted, "LaVar Ball: Lonzo Ball ‘Only Working Out’ For Lakers; Predicts Playoff Drought Ends With Son In L.A." The claim would be further solidified on June 22, the day of the 2017 NBA Draft, where he stated that Ball would get the Los Angeles Lakers back into the playoffs in his first year with the team. He also made the claim that " from the words of Zeus, Jesus, everybody said he gonna be a Laker! They told me before they told y'all."

On May 17, 2017 Ball made headlines after a heated confrontation with Fox Sports 1 reporter Kristine Leahy on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. While talking with Cowherd about the sales of his company's new shoes, Leahy asked Ball "How Many" in reference to how many Ball had sold. Ball responded with "Stay in your lane," “I don’t even worry about her over there," and "She scares me. I don’t look over there because I’m scared of her. I’m thinking assault right now. Leave me alone.” Ball also told Leahy "Something's coming to you, and it's okay."

Personal Ball's sons have attended Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, California (pictured).

Ball met his wife, Tina, at Cal State Los Angeles, and they have three sons, Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo. Lonzo is currently a point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, while LiAngelo is a shooting guard for the UCLA Bruins men's basketball team, and LaMelo is a junior point guard at Chino Hills High School.

After his youngest son LaMelo reached four years of age, Ball began training all of his sons to play basketball. They were taught many skills by their father and later played for his Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team, Big Ballers VXT. For a relatively short period of time in their childhoods, LaVar also had them play flag football, with Lonzo playing quarterback and his other sons catching passes. Following an illustrious career at Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, California, Lonzo became a star at UCLA. LaVar's younger sons play at the same high school and are both committed to UCLA.

References
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  2. ^ "LaVar Ball: I prefer Lonzo with Lakers to learn from Magic Johnson". ESPN. February 27, 2017. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  3. ^ Boone, Kyle (February 28, 2017). "Lonzo Ball's father compares son's branding power to Michael Jordan, Nike". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  4. ^ Rovell, Darren (March 14, 2017). "LaVar Ball wants to package 3 sons for $1 billion shoe deal". ESPN. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  5. ^ "LaVar Ball". The Football Database. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d Stephens, Mitch (March 26, 2016). "The Architect: Father of the Ball brothers speaks about growth of Chino Hills". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Ripton, Ray (November 23, 1989). "Junior Colleges: Fast Food-Like Coaching : Basketball: As soon as coaches stuff the players with knowledge of the sport, they're on their way.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c Ripton, Ray (December 4, 1986). "When It Comes to Basketball, Oilers Could Be Contenders, but the Corsairs Look Like Champs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  9. ^ "That time LaVar Ball was a 'cocky' nobody on Jets' camp roster". Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
  10. ^ Dodds, Tracy (January 28, 1988). "UCLA Takes On a Surprising Washington State Team Tonight at Pauley". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  11. ^ "LaVar Ball". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b Kartje, Ryan (March 13, 2017). "The Ballfather: LaVar Ball and his 3 sons intend to change basketball forever". Orange County Register. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  13. ^ http://www.bleacherreport.com/articles/2700439-lavar-balls-pro-football-career-according-to-his-teammates-was-garbage
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  15. ^ "LaVar Ball Statistics". JustSportsStats.com. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
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  17. ^ Bolch, Ben (February 20, 2017). "LaVar Ball’s boasts about sons, including UCLA star Lonzo, draw strong reactions". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  18. ^ Boone, Kyle (March 17, 2017). "LaVar Ball finally said it: Lonzo, not LeBron, is the best player in the world". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  19. ^ "LaVar Ball claims he 'would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one' back in his heyday". ESPN. March 14, 2017. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  20. ^ Mazique, Brian (March 14, 2017). "LaVar Ball: Marketing Genius, Out Of Control Dad, Or Both?". Forbes. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  21. ^ Wells, Adam (March 15, 2017). "Charles Barkley Challenges LaVar Ball To 1-on-1 After Michael Jordan Comments". Bleacher Report. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  22. ^ Bahr, Chris (March 14, 2017). "LaVar Ball believes his sons are worth $1 billion in shoe deal". Fox Sports. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  23. ^ Amick, Sam (March 16, 2017). "Could LaVar Ball scare NBA teams from drafting Lonzo Ball?". USA Today. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 
  24. ^ Herbert, James (March 17, 2017). "Warriors coach Steve Kerr on LaVar Ball's hype: 'I don't think it's helping his kids'". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  25. ^ James, Jordan (March 14, 2017). "Twitter users troll Lavar Ball with 'Lavar Ball Says' hashtag". 247Sports.com. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 
  26. ^ Goldberg, Rob (April 6, 2017). "LaVar Ball Says UCLA Didn't Win Title Because White Players Are Too Slow". Bleacher Report. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  27. ^ "LaVar Ball: UCLA was too slow to win title with 'three white guys'". ESPN. April 6, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  28. ^ "LaVar Ball says 'white guys' comment was misunderstood: 'I love those guys'". ESPN. April 6, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  29. ^ Sostek, Dan (April 14, 2017). "Rapper Lil Dicky poses as LaVar Ball's son, teases him about Michael Jordan in spoof video". Sporting News. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  30. ^ Chiari, Mike (April 20, 2017). "LaVar Ball 'Worst Thing to Happen to Basketball in Last 100 Years' Per Nike Exec". Bleacher Report. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  31. ^ a b "LaVar Ball responds to Nike exec: 'Big Baller Brand about to be your competition'". Sports Illustrated. April 21, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
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  33. ^ Chiari, Mike (April 28, 2017). "Nike, More Pass on Lonzo Ball After Father LaVar Asks for Big Baller Licensing". Bleacher Report. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  34. ^ Spears, Marc (May 3, 2017). "Stephon Marbury has some advice for how LaVar Ball could build his brand". The Undefeated. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
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  36. ^ Tracy, Marc (May 5, 2017). "At $495, Lonzo Ball’s ZO2 Sneakers Have Tastemakers Saying No Thanks". The New York Times. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
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  38. ^ Bushnell, Henry (May 4, 2017). "Shaq calls out LaVar Ball for price of Lonzo's signature shoe". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  39. ^ "Lonzo to work out for Lakers only, LaVar says". Retrieved 24 June 2017. 
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  42. ^ Real Ximo Pierto (22 June 2017). "Lonzo Ball & LaVar Ball Pre-Draft Interview - 2017 NBA Draft - June 22, 2017". Retrieved 24 June 2017 – via YouTube. 
  43. ^ Yee, Lawrence (May 17, 2017). "Lavar Ball Clashes With Female Reporter, Warns Her ‘Something’s Coming to You’". Retrieved May 20, 2017. 
  44. ^ Goldstein, Patrick (May 13, 2016). "How This Family of Prodigies Turned a Public School Into a Basketball Powerhouse". Los Angeles magazine. 
  45. ^ Schilken, Chuck (March 14, 2017). "LaVar Ball, father of UCLA star Lonzo Ball, says he could have beaten Michael Jordan one-on-one". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 16, 2017. 


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