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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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LaMelo Ball Dunks All Over Defender, LaVar Makes Outrageous Claim After

LaMelo Ball
Dunks All Over Defender LaVar Makes Outrageous Claim After

LaMelo Ball put some poor kid on a poster Wednesday night ... pointed at him to celebrate -- and then LaVar Ball made an insane claim afterward. Yeah, SPIRE Academy has officially been BBB'd. It… READ MORE >

LaVar Ball Says he Has No Relationship With LeBron James

LaVar Ball
I Have Zero Relationship With LeBron

How's the biggest sports dad on the planet coexisting with the biggest athlete in the universe?? Quietly ... 'cause LaVar Ball tells TMZ Sports he and LeBron James stay outta each other's way in… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
Dahntay Jones Says If LaVar Ball Stays Quiet, Duke Would Love LaMelo!

Dahntay Jones
If LaVar Ball Stays Quiet ... Duke Would Love LaMelo!

Dahntay Jones tells TMZ Sports LaMelo Ball would be a great fit at Duke ... ONLY IF LaVar Ball stays quiet. Of course ... Melo's recruitment is wide open these days -- especially after LaVar… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
LaMelo Ball 'Can Make Blind See, Cripples Walk,' Says New Coach

LaMelo Ball
'Can Make Blind See, Cripples Walk,' ... Says New Coach

"We got the guy who can make the blind see and the cripples walk in LaMelo Ball" Yeah, that's a REAL quote from LaMelo Ball's new high school basketball coach, Jermaine Jackson -- who says… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
LaMelo Ball Slaps Opponent, Gets Ejected from JBA Game

LaMelo Ball
Smacks Opponent, Starts Brawl ... Ejected from JBA Game

LaMelo Ball was anything but mellow during his JBA international matchup on Monday -- SLAPPING his opponent and starting a BRAWL before getting ejected!! The youngest Ball's Team USA squad was… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
LiAngelo Ball Wonders If China Theft Incident Cost Him NBA Draft Pick

LiAngelo Ball
'Sh*t I Did' In China Might Have Cost Me NBA Draft Pick

LiAngelo Ball wondered if his stealing incident in China was the reason he didn't get selected in the NBA draft ... saying, "the sh*t I did off the court" might have cost him. It all went down in… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
LaVar Ball Was Adamant His JBA Players Get Paid

LaVar Ball
Adamant His JBA Players Get Paid

LaVar Ball's JBA league is now facing allegations from a former player that he got stiffed out of his full paycheck ... but, just last week, LaVar was adamant he's paying ALL of his guys. … READ MORE >

- 117 days ago
LaVar Ball Says Everyone Knows Trump is a Racist

LaVar Ball
Duh, Everyone Knows Trump's a Racist

LaVar Ball says it's hardly worth discussing whether Donald Trump is a racist ... it's soooo obvious. We got the Ball patriarch Friday night in L.A. at the Junior Basketball Ass'n tourney, and… READ MORE >

- 123 days ago
Rajon Rondo Says No Beef with Lonzo, I'll Help Him Grow!

Lakers' Rajon Rondo
No Beef With Lonzo ... I'll Help Him Grow!

LaVar Ball is going to love this ... There will be no Lakers beef between Rajon Rondo and Lonzo Ball this season -- at least when it comes to minutes -- 'cause Rajon tells TMZ Sports he'll do… READ MORE >

- 126 days ago
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin Says Trump Has a Habit of Attacking Black People

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin
Trump Attacks Black People A Lot You Tell Me What It Means

Jeffrey Toobin thinks it's awfully peculiar President Trump seems to have a habit of viciously attacking black people ... but stops short of calling him a full-on racist. We got CNN's Chief Legal… READ MORE >

- 127 days ago
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