Markelle Fultz (And His Mom) Threw Some Major Shade At LaVar Ball And His Big Baller Brand
At one point along the way, Markelle Fultz thought about signing with LaVar Ball’s Big Baller Brand, but he ended up choosing Nike instead. Turns out that his, and his mom’s, reasons for eventually NOT choosing Big Baller are A+++.
Fultz, who will be chosen with the first pick in this year’s NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers (sorry, Boston)…
…and his mom Ebony Fultz recently spoke about Markelle being picked number one and his decision when it came to which shoe company to sign with.
Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are likely to be the Nos. 1 and 2 picks in the NBA draft this week and, like Magic and Bird, the two could not be more different — and that extends to their parents. Whereas Lonzo Ball’s father is outspoken and boastful, Fultz’s mother, a government worker, is quiet. “I was raised to be respectful, cordial, not loud,” Ebony Fultz told The Washington Post’s Kent Babb.
LaVar Ball is a reality show just waiting to happen. Not Ebony Fultz.
“It’s just an upbringing kind of thing,” she says.