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LaVar Ball

LaVar Ball is a retired football player and outspoken father of UCLA Bruin basketball player Lonzo. He is also dad fellow “Ball Brothers,” LiAngelo and LaMelo. During his own college years in the 90s, the patriarch spent one year on the gridiron for Long Beach City College. He went on to play hoops for Washington State, West LA College, and Cal State-Los Angeles. Ball returned to football and participated in the New York Jets training camp and the Carolina Panthers practice squad. He played for the London Monarchs in the World League. According to reports, Ball’s wife, Tina, suffered a stroke on February 21, 2017 and underwent skull surgery. Ball allegedly prevented their sons from visiting their mother in the hospital.

LATEST STORIES
  
Kenny Smith to Charles Barkley: You're WRONG About LaVar Ball

Kenny Smith
To Charles Barkley: You're Wrong About LaVar

Could LaVar Ball tear apart the family on "Inside the NBA"?? Probably not ... but Kenny Smith says his co-star, Charles Barkley, was WRONG when he blasted LaVar as a bad father who's… READ MORE >

LaVar Ball Says He'd Be Treated Differently If He Were White

LaVar Ball
Everyone Is Scared Of Me ... Cause I'm A BLACK MAN

LaVar Ball says there's one thing he could do differently to have everyone love him and embrace the Big Baller Brand -- be a white dude. LaVar and his sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo, sat… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Bella Hadid Goes Full Bust At Knicks, Lakers Game

Bella Hadid
Busting Out ... at Lakers-Knicks

There were TONS of huge stars at the Knicks vs. Lakers game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday ... but, for some reason, everyone seemed to have their eyes on Bella Hadid.  So, we present… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Metta World Peace: LaVar Is a Genius For Sending Kids to Lithuania

Metta World Peace
Balls In Lithuania?! LaVar's a Genius!!!

Metta World Peace thinks LaVar Ball's move to ship his kids to Lithuania is "extremely brilliant" -- telling TMZ Sports he's putting the boys in the BEST possible position to succeed.  And… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
LaVar Ball: 'Who Cares' About Language Barrier? Bring On Lithuania!

LaVar Ball:
'Who Cares' About Language Barrier? ... Bring On Lithuania!

Here's LaVar Ball talking about the biggest BBB news yet -- the move to Lithuania ... telling TMZ Sports he doesn't give a single DAMN about the language barrier.  LaVar was with LiAngelo… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball: 'It's Not About the Money' in Lithuania

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball
'It's Not About the Money' in Lithuania

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are breaking their silence about their new venture -- signing with a Lithuanian pro basketball team -- and they insist the money has nothing to do with it. The Big Baller… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball Sign Pro Contracts with Lithuanian Team

LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball
Sign Pro Contracts ... In Lithuania

Big Baller Brand is going to Eastern Europe ... LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have just signed 1-year contracts with a team in Lithuania.  LaVar Ball's 2nd and 3rd sons will play for Prienu… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Metta World Peace Says LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball Don't Need College

Metta World Peace
LiAngelo & LaMelo Don't Need College Look at Jay-Z & Bill Gates!

Metta World Peace says everyone freakin' out over LaVar Ball having his sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo, ditch UCLA should chill ... 'cause higher education ain't a slam dunk for everyone. "There's so… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
LaVar Ball Is FAILING His Sons, Says UFC Champ

LaVar Ball
You're Failing Your Kids ... Says UFC Champ

LaVar Ball's decision to pull his son, LiAngelo, out of UCLA is a colossal mistake that could seriously HURT the 19-year-old in the long run -- so says UFC champ Tyron Woodley.  T-Wood… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Roy Hibbert Calls BS On LaVar, Trump Feud, 'I Bet They're Best Friends'

Roy Hibbert
Calls BS On LaVar, Trump Feud 'I Bet They're Best Friends'

You're a fool if you think LaVar Ball and Donald Trump actually hate each other ... 'cause they're just trolling the world for fun -- so says NBA big man Roy Hibbert. We got Roy at… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
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