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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.

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'Big Baller Brand' Emojis Crack App Store Top 3

'Big Baller Brand'
Emojis Crack App Store Top 3

The Big Baller Brand is conquering social media now too ... with the Ball family's new emoji line rocketing up the charts in the App Store after just 1 day on the market.  LaVar, Lonzo and… READ MORE >

LaMelo Ball Throws Down Nasty Windmill Dunk, Disses His Old High School

LaMelo Ball
Sick Windmill Jam ... Disses Old High School

Looks like LaVar's homeschooling is already paying off -- 'cause LaMelo Ball is suddenly crammin' home windmill dunks!! And throwin' shade at his former high school -- saying… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
LaVar Ball Hiring Private Tutors for LaMelo, Focusing On 2 Subjects

LaVar Ball
Hiring Private Tutors for LaMelo ... Focusing On 2 Subjects

LaVar Ball is bringing in the best private tutors he can find to educate his 16-year-old son LaMelo Ball after pulling him out of high school ... TMZ Sports has learned.  We spoke with a rep… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
Tracy Murray: LaMelo Don't Need High School to Ball Out at UCLA

UCLA Legend Tracy Murray
LaMelo Don't Need High School ... to Ball Out at UCLA

High school or no high school, LaMelo Ball is gonna kill it for UCLA -- so says Bruin legend Tracy Murray ... who tells TMZ Sports it's still all about Ball in Westwood. We talked to… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
John Salley Says Homeschooling LaMelo Is Genius, 'Smartest Move'

John Salley
Homeschooling LaMelo Is Genius ... 'Smartest Move Ever'

Yanking LaMelo Ball outta high school was "the smartest move in the world," so says John Salley, who praises LaVar as a visionary who knows how to make great athletes.  "Smartest people in… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
LaVar Ball Yanks LaMelo from Chino Hills in Favor of Homeschooling

LaVar Ball
Yanks LaMelo Outta High School ... to Personally Coach Him

LaVar Ball is taking his son LaMelo's hoops career into his own hands -- pulling the top prospect out of Chino Hills High School so he can personally train 'Melo over the next 2 years. "I'm going… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
DJ Mustard: Lonzo Ball Holla At Me, I Got Beats For You

DJ Mustard
Lonzo Ball, Holla At Me ... I Got Beats For You

Lonzo Ball's rap career just got real 'cause DJ Mustard, one of the greatest rap producers on planet Earth, just told TMZ Sports he's down to work with the Big Baller prince, for a big baller… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Chad Ochocinco: New ZO2's Are 'F**king Dope,' Excited To Get Mine!

Chad Ochocinco:
New ZO2's Are 'F**king Dope' ... Excited To Get Mine!

LaVar Ball is getting serious props from Chad Ochocinco -- who says the remixed $495-per-pair ZO2 shoes are "f*cking dope," and he can't wait to get his.  LaVar officially 86'd the original… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Snoop's Son Cordell Broadus Wants to Join Big Baller Brand

Snoop's Son
Hey LaVar Ball ... Hire Me!!!

LaVar Ball's company's so hot right now ... he's got famous rapper's kids wanting to work for him. Snoop's son, Cordell Broadus, tells TMZ Sports ... he's totally down with the Big Baller Brand,… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
NBA's Taj Gibson: No Way I'll Buy LaVar's $1,500 Shoe!

NBA's Taj Gibson
No Way I'll Buy LaVar's $1,500 Shoe!

Taj Gibson has made nearly $40 MIL playing in the NBA -- so, he's a big baller -- but the Timberwolves stud says there's NO WAY he's droppin' $1,500 on LaVar Ball's new shoe! For the record,… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
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