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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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LiAngelo Ball Says NBA Teams Have Expressed Interest In Him

LiAngelo Ball
Says NBA Teams Are Interested ... After Private Combine

LiAngelo Ball believes his NBA hopes and dreams are alive and well ... telling TMZ Sports there are definitely NBA teams interested in retaining his services. 'Gelo just killed a private combine… READ MORE >

Kyle Kuzma Not Surprised to Make Rookie Team, 'Expected It All Year'

NBA's Kyle Kuzma
Not Surprised to Make Rookie Team 'Expected It All Year'

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- 5 days ago
Kobe Bryant Open to Lakers Drafting LiAngelo Ball 'If It'll Help Win'

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Open to Lakers Drafting LiAngelo Ball ... 'If It'll Help Win'

He didn't exactly poo-poo the idea ...  Kobe Bryant is keeping an open mind when it comes to the Lakers' draft plans ... saying he'd be cool with the team taking another Ball brother ... "if… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Adam Jones Finally Gets BBB Shoes After a YEAR Wait!

Adam Jones
Finally Gets BBB Shoes After a YEAR!

Good news: MLB star Adam Jones finally got his sweet new pair of Lonzo Ball's Big Baller Brand shoes! Bad news: HE ORDERED THE SHOES A YEAR AGO!!! For the record, the Baltimore Orioles star has… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Ball Family Returns From Lithuania, Lots Of Long Faces

Ball Family
Returns From Lithuania ... Lots Of Long Faces

LaVar, Lonzo, LaMelo and LiAngelo are officially back in L.A. from Lithuania -- but it ain't exactly the triumphant return they envisioned when they left in the first place.  As we… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Ezekiel Elliott's the Greatest Player Ever, Says Zeke's Dad

Ezekiel Elliott's Dad
Zeke's The Greatest RB OF ALL TIME!!

"Ezekiel is the best to ever play the game, remember I said that," -- Zeke's dad.  TMZ Sports spoke with Stacy Elliott -- who also runs Fifth Down Enterprises -- who tells us his son has… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
LaVar Ball Pulls LiAngelo, LaMelo from Lithuania

LaVar Ball
Pulls LiAngelo, LaMelo from Lithuania

The great Lithuania experiment is over ... because LaVar Ball is pulling his 2 sons off BC Vytautas after just 3 months.  LaVar told Lithuanian journalist Donatas Urbonas he's bringing… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Lonzo Ball’s Girlfriend Flaunts Huge Baby Bump in Black String Bikini

Lonzo Ball's GF
Flaunts Baby Baller Bump ... Still Smokin' Hot!

Lonzo Ball’s pregnant GF is starting to show in a BIG way -- but that ain't stoppin' her from slaying the Gram! TMZ Sports broke the story ... Lonzo's high school sweatheart, Denise… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Michael Rapaport to NY Giants: Don't Be Idiots, Keep Odell & Draft Saquon!

Michael Rapaport
Don't Be Idiots, NY Giants Keep Odell. Draft Saquon.

Michael Rapaport says the New York Giants have a VERY simple blueprint to not suck next season ... if they can keep their heads outta their asses. Part 1: "DO NOT get rid of Odell Beckham.… READ MORE >

- 55 days ago
Ed O'Bannon Says College Ain't For Everyone, LaVar's League Can Help

Ed O'Bannon
College Ain't For Everybody ... LaVar's League Can Help

Former Final Four most valuable player Ed O'Bannon says LaVar Ball's Junior Basketball Association is the answer for a whole host of high school hoopers, who simply don't give a crap about… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
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