Big Baller International: How LaVar Ball is Considering Having LiAngelo & LaMelo Both Play Overseas

Depending on where you stand on this whole thing, LaVar Ball is either a genius or a lunatic for the way he’s handled the scholastic basketball careers of his two youngest sons now ex-UCLA freshman LiAngelo & ex-high schooler LaMelo; both allegedly removed from school by their father.

There appears to be a method to the madness.

LaVar has never seemed to be too keen on his boys playing for free; & now that he’s got one making premium money as a top lottery pick for the Lakers, he’s looking to maximize the earning power for Gelo & Melo respectively.

Via Yahoo Sports:

LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball have started to explore options to sign internationally, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Harrison Gaines, the representative for LaMelo, 16, and LiAngelo, 19, started initial contact with overseas teams this week, sources told Yahoo Sports.

For LaMelo and LiAngelo, the decision to turn pro means the end of their prospective collegiate careers. LaMelo Ball had previously committed to UCLA.

Granted, this costs Melo & Gelo their opportunities to play college sports, but on the flip side, they will make guaranteed money overseas (likely more than most young players), while they’d be making nothing at UCLA & hanging their hopes on the long shot that nothing will go wrong on their road to the NBA…which in itself is definitely no guarantee.

If the goal of the Ball family is to create generational wealth, this is definitely the quickest & safest way to do it. The brand will probably never be as hot as they are right now.

14 thoughts on “Big Baller International: How LaVar Ball is Considering Having LiAngelo & LaMelo Both Play Overseas

  • And why not? Why is it that they have to go to college to play? All of the European guys play pro when they are 15.

  • First of all his son’s are not as good as advertised. Lonzo is the best of the 3 and he is clearly not what was sold. I’m not saying they can’t get better, but as long as their daddy keeps telling them they better then everybody and not demand excellence or hard work from them, they not going to amount to much. He raised his sons to be famous, he did not raise them to be excellent. There is a difference.

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