After LaVar Ball recently pulled his son LiAngelo Ball out of UCLA in light of the incident in China, he announced that he and his youngest son Lamelo have signed with an agent to play basketball overseas.
ESPN reports that sports agent Harrison Gaines (who currently represent Los Angeles Lakers rookie and eldest son Lonzo Ball) will represent the brothers in their future in sports. Despite reportedly being blocked by the NCAA from releasing Lamelo’s signature shoe from Big Baller Brand (BBB), LaVar Ball insists that their move to play overseas basketball is for them to play together on the same team.
“I don’t care about the money,” he said this Thursday. “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.”
Previously, Ball announced that he planned to pull Lamelo from Chino Hills High School during his early junior season in order to play for UCLA, but now it seems that according to the Ball family patriarch, he will no longer play college basketball.
“He’s not going to play college basketball,” Ball said.
“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.”
ESPN also reported that various teams overseas have expressed interest in LiAngelo and Lamelo, such as Europe and Asia.
Ball claims that he will “spend time” wherever they end up while their uncles assist with their day to day routine.
“There will be three people with them all the time,” Ball said. “I’ll go back and forth and probably stay out there a while at first.”
The eldest brother, Lonzo, sends his support to his brothers and their decision to play overseas
“If they are over there, I wish them the best,” he said, “and if they do go, it will be a family decision.”