People have been wondering how much the antics of LaVar Ball have cost his son, former UCLA basketball standout and top NBA prospect Lonzo Ball.
Well, according to one report, that is at least $10 million.
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell during an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show this week, LaVar turned down $10 million deals from companies like Nike, Under Armour and adidas.
From Rovell’s report:
“It’s strange to me that LaVar didn’t at least fold some of his cards and go back to the shoe companies in earnest. The original deals that Nike, adidas, and Under Armour were going to offer would be five years, $10 million. $2 million a year. After the Lakers thing goes down and the perfect scenario is going to unfold, the new deal might be five years and $20 million, just by virtue of what happens on May 16, the night of the lottery… But what does LaVar Ball do? Instead of saying he now wants $1 billion, he now wants $3 billion.”
It’s certainly risky to leave that type of money on the table, but if we know one thing about LaVar Ball, it is that he’s unconventional.
While the decision to turn down $10 million offers may not pay off in the immediate future, it could eventually turn in to a genius move for LaVar Ball, Big Baller Brand and his sons.
If Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo all turn out to be stars, the ball will be back in LaVar’s court.