LaVar Ball

LaVar Ball (born October 23, 1968) is an American businessman and media personality, who attracted widespread public and media attention in 2017 after making a series of incredible claims concerning the careers of himself and his sons. He is the father of basketball players Lonzo of the Los Angeles Lakers, UCLA freshman LiAngelo, and Chino Hills High School basketball player LaMelo.
News and discussion about LaVar Ball, a controversial figure in American basketball.
  • LaMelo Ball still has college hopes, says he's talked to USC, Kansas: 'I'm going, for sure'
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    LaMelo Ball still has college hopes, says he's talked to USC, Kansas: 'I'm going, for sure'

    Despite having apparently burned his NCAA eligibility, LaMelo Ball appears intent on playing college basketball.

  • Jason Kidd and LaVar Ball are betting options to replace Luke Walton as Lakers head coach
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    Jason Kidd and LaVar Ball are betting options to replace Luke Walton as Lakers head coach

    The way things are going in Los Angeles, a head-coaching change appears increasingly possible for the Lakers. It's gotten to the point where oddsmakers are already taking bets on the options to replace Luke Walton. And somehow, LaVar Ball made the list. According to Bovada, the betting favorite to take over as Lakers head coach in 2019-20 is former Bucks and Nets coach Jason Kidd. Mark Jackson, Frank Vogel, Kevin McHale and Tom Thibodeau all came in with better odds than Walton had to keep his job. The list is essentially a compilation of the biggest head-coaching names currently without jobs. Kidd was 139–152 in his 291 games as Bucks head coach and never got out of the first round in the playoffs.