It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since LaVar Ball started making headlines thanks to his impressive ability to consistently make outlandish claims with no basis in reality, like the time he said he’d make Michael Jordan cry in a game of one-on-one despite some damning video evidence to the contrary.
Ball’s antics have been part of his master plan to get all three of his sons to play together on the Lakers— a plan that took a bit of a setback when it was revealed LiAngelo isn’t that good at basketball and there’s virtually no chance he’ll end up in Los Angeles any time soon (unless he’s visiting his family).
The elder Ball is coming closer and closer to losing the game of 4D chess he started in 2017— a game that included a move where he decided it was a good idea to go toe-to-toe with the NCAA by founding his own developmental league. Ball resorted to sending thirsty DMs in an attempt to recruit high school players, but it’s not clear who will actually be playing in the Junior Basketball Association— or if anyone will even be in the stands when it debuts.
The JBA revealed some truly absurd ticket prices last month and it looks like people aren’t willing to pay Big Baller prices when they don’t even know who’s going to be on the court. For The Win took a closer look at ticket sales so far, and it is not a good look.
Only 1,000 tickets have been sold for the first JBA game in California, and virtually all of them are in the upper deck. However, that event is a rousing success compared to a game at a Chicago arena that holds over 10,000 people where an almost very nice 68 tickets have been sold so far.
Good job, good effort.