Oft-injured NBA player Lonzo Ball has been branded as “Damaged Goods” by his father, LaVar.
In an episode of their reality TV series Ball in the Family, Lonzo and Lavar figured in a heated argument about the state of their business, Big Baller Brands.
Lonzo Ball apparently insists on just close down the brand following the swindling issue by one of their business partners. However, LaVar does not want to. In the ensuing discussion, LaVar was heard saying this.
“Listen to me, son When I come out with a name and then somebody tell me to change it, that’s like me telling me to change your name, that’s like people saying ‘Oh, yeah, change Lonzo’s name to Alfonzo on the fact that he been damaged goods for the last two years.’”
Lonzo Ball’s rise to NBA stardom has been held up by a series of season-ending injuries. Unfortunately, the budding star missed a combined 65 games over the last two seasons. Hence, despite playing effectively while on the floor, teams express concern on the state of his health.
Initially drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 2nd Pick in 2017, Lonzo Ball has played relatively well. However, the Lakers had to face a rather different opponent with Lonzo Ball – his father.
Lonzo Ball and LaVar the Loud
LaVar Ball has been known to be a loudmouth who verbally attacks and berates critics of his sons’ basketball skills. Eventually, the Lakers finally had enough of this. Mid-year, they shipped Lonzo Ball to the New Orleans Pelicans in a trade that bought in superstar Anthony Davis.
Lonzo and LaVar Ball co-owned Big Baller Brand. Once dubbed by LaVar as a major player in years to come, the brand is close to getting bankrupt. A family business, through and through, its endorsers are his kids, Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo. Unfortunately, only Lonzo has made it to the NBA. The middle son LiAngelo went undrafted after shooting bricks during tryouts.
Fortunately, he looks to correct things once he suits up for the New Orleans Pelicans this year. With the signing of College star Zion Williamson, Lonzo could finally have someone to receive his lobs and passes.