In recent months, the notoriously boisterous LaVar Ball has been suspiciously quiet, which is kind of like when you leave a toddler in another room and they suddenly stop making noise: there’s a very good chance they’re up to no good. When we last heard from him, he was threatening to make LaMelo go play in another random city in Eastern Europe, but it appears he’s now turned his attention back to the States as he prepares for the launch of the developmental Junior Basketball Association.
The patriarch of the Ball family started the JBA in the hopes of competing with the NCAA when it comes to snatching up the best high school basketball players in the country and beyond, but based on the reactions to his thirsty DMs, he’s not having as much luck attracting talent as he hoped.
However, that hasn’t stopped the eldest Ball from moving forward with his plan. On Monday, he announced the league’s inaugural season is set to kick off on June 21st in Ontario, California. It’s unclear who will actually be playing in the JBA, but if you think that’s going to stop LaVar from charging Big Baller prices to watch the games, then you don’t know LaVar Ball very well.
According to Hypebeast, if you—for whatever reason— want to attend the league’s first game, you’ll have to shell out between $40 and $100 for the privilege.
When you consider this is the same guy who decided to charge $495 for an unproven player’s signature shoes, this shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise. With that said, anyone who pays a Benjamin (plus fees) to watch a JBA game should not be allowed to spend money ever again.