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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
  
Master P Says LiAngelo Should Go Back To School, LaVar Was Wrong

Master P
LiAngelo Should Go Back To School ... LaVar Don't Know It All

LaVar Ball doesn't know it all, and the proof is that LiAngelo didn't get drafted ... so says Master P, who tells TMZ Sports he thinks Gelo should go back to school. LiAngelo didn't hear his name… READ MORE >

LaVar Ball Says Lakers Trading Lonzo Would Be 'Worst Move They Ever Made'

LaVar Ball
If Lakers Trade Lonzo ... 'Worst Move They Ever Made'

LaVar Ball has heard the trade rumors involving Lonzo Ball going to the Spurs ... and has a message for the Lakers:  "If they wanna trade him, trade him. It'll be the worst move they ever… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
LiAngelo Ball Spends NBA Draft at LaVar's JBA League Opener

LiAngelo Ball
Hanging at Dad's Hoops League ... Instead of NBA Draft

LiAngelo Ball -- who strongly believes he'll be drafted by an NBA team -- is NOT currently at an NBA Draft party. Instead, he's at a big event for his dad's new basketball league. The former… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
LaVar Ball to NFL Players: Stand Or Find New League!

LaVar Ball
To NFL Players: Stand Or Find New League!

LaVar Ball has weighed in on the NFL's national anthem policy -- and it's not exactly what you'd expect.  "It's their league. If you don't want to do it, get out their league." Don't get it… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Lakers' Josh Hart on LiAngelo Ball: 'If He Can Help, I Want Him'

Lakers' Josh Hart
On LiAngelo Ball: 'If He Can Help, I Want Him'

If LiAngelo Ball can help the Lakers win, Josh Hart tells TMZ Sports he'd love to have Lonzo's little bro as a teammate!  We got the Lakers rookie leaving Craig's just hours after Lonzo's… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
LiAngelo Ball Has Dunk Sesh At Lakers Practice Facility

LiAngelo Ball
Dunk Sesh At Lakers Practice Facility ... Is It FOR The Lakers?

Here's LiAngelo Ball putting on a dunk show ... something we know he can do ... but it's where he's doing it that's interesting -- 'cause the kid is throwing down at the Lakers practice facility.… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Lavar Ball Says He Doesn't Care Lonzo Won't Be Rookie of the Year

LaVar Ball
Lonzo Won't Be Rookie Of The Year? ... Who Freakin' Cares!!!

LaVar Ball doesn't care one damn bit that Lonzo Ball won't be Rookie of the Year, telling TMZ Sports 'Zo's NBA freshman season was still a resounding success. If you remember, LaVar… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
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 >

- 31 days ago
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'

Lakers rookie star Kyle Kuzma says he's honored NBA coaches voted him to the NBA All-Rookie 1st Team ... but tells us he wasn't surprised.  "I thought I was gonna get it all year, really,"… READ MORE >

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

Kobe Bryant
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 >

- 41 days ago
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