If you are ready to have a good laugh, LaVar Ball announced that he is starting his own basketball league for kids coming out of high school who don’t want to go to college.
This is not a joke, this is serious. The league will be called Junior Basketball Association and will be supported by Big Baller Brand. According to Lonzo, his father has been seriously working on the idea of the league for months. Because we all know that a few weeks prep time is all that is needed to set up, organize and run a professional sports league.
Needless to say, he plans on 10 teams and wants to play the games in the NBA arenas in LA, Dallas, Brooklyn and Atlanta. Does anyone actually believe that the NBA and/or NBA team owners will allow a competing league to rent out their arenas? I am honestly asking because this league is basically competing with the NBA's G-League. He anticipates 80 players and they will be paid $3,000-10,000 a month, which should be another concern for LaVar because he could be looking at paying out $400,000-500,000 in salary to the players alone each month.
I held on to this story for a couple of weeks because I promised not to do any more Ball family stories through the end of the year so by now he probably has the uniforms designed, the high school gyms rented, and the league rules written out on a napkin. He already has the league logo designed and to nobody’s surprise it is Lonzo’s silhouette.