LaVar Ball Says LaMelo And LiAngelo Have Signed With Lonzo’s Agent, Plan To Play On Same Team Together Overseas
The Big Baller Brand is making moves. Days after pulling LiAngelo out of UCLA because he was frustrated with the way the school had handled his son’s suspension over the shoplifting incident in China, LaVar Ball tells ESPN that both of his younger sons have signed with Lonzo’s agent and plan on playing professional basketball overseas together.
LaVar Ball told ESPN that his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with agent Harrison Gaines, ending any speculation that LaMelo will play college basketball. The plan is now for both to play on the same team overseas.
“I don’t care about the money,” LaVar Ball said on Thursday morning. “I want them to go somewhere where they will play them together on the court at the same time. The priority is for the boys to play on the same team.”
“I don’t know the deals and who is offering what,” Ball said. “I’m letting Harrison handle all that, but I know there are a few teams interested. I just need to get them playing again.”
Ball said earlier this week that the plan was still for LaMelo, who withdrew from Chino Hills (California) High School early in his junior season, to play at UCLA in two years. However, the elder Ball told ESPN that won’t be the case.
“He’s not going to play college basketball,” Ball said.
In the end Ball says his master plan is to get all three of his sons to play on the Lakers at the same time. If Lonzo keeps struggling with the Lakers, LaVar will be lucky to have one son on the team in a few years time.