Ever wonder how the man driving us into the eventual final fate of basketball, LaVar Ball, really came to be such a big baller? Where precisely did the entirety of his cash come from?
LaVar made his money through a mixture of profitable Facebook organizations followed by his apparel and shoe brand, Big Baller estimated to be worth $1 billion.
Read more below about how LaVar accumulated his great fortune over the years.
From Facebook Profits to Millions
Before LaVar Ball was making a substantial profit on Facebook organizations with his three children, he worked for the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football as a tight end, and as a training crew player for the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers in the mid 1990s.
Utilizing a portion of the cash he earned playing football, Ball and his better half Tina settled in Los Angeles where he started filling in as a fitness coach while Tina began teaching high school students the physical aspects of training and exercise as a PE teacher (she played basketball in school).
‘Ball In The Family’
Each episode of ‘Ball In The Family’ (the Ball’s Facebook watch show) has drawn at least a million views from Facebook users across the globe, and the family has now released multiple series and hundreds of episodes. Apparently the family were paid millions of dollars to produce the show.
The Big Baller Brand
At the point when the Balls chose to establish their Big Baller Brand in 2016, LaVar was all the while filling in as a mentor while his significant other had proceeded onward to turn into the athletic executive at a Southern California middle school.
HoopsHype detailed that Lonzo Ball, LaVar’s son, could have made as much as $15 million by signing a deal with a shoe organization like Nike or Adidas, but rather than that, he may make near the $500,000 mark for wearing the Big Baller Brand. That’s easy money for LaVar, not very great for Lonzo whose four-year rookie agreement could pay him as much as $33.4 million, appearing as “the new face of the Lakers.”
Handouts or Loyalty?
Over the years, Lonzo has distanced himself from his father’s apparel and shoe brand and has even had his Big Baller tattoo covered up. Despite all this, LaVar has continued to ask his son to put money into the brand.
“As a family, we just gotta stick together,” LaVar revealed to CBS Sports’ Chris Bengel in February 2020, “Like, OK, we good. Put your money over there. My money over here… Melo over there. And we put all our money together, that’s where the venture capitalists come in and say, ‘We got a hundred mil for y’all.’ We don’t need to have a hundred mil. We got it right here if we put our s*** together.”
A month after the controversy surrounding LaVar asking his son to invest his fortune in the family’s business, he revealed on an episode of Pardon My Take, “Everybody knows it’s [Big Baller] worth a billion,” He said. “Why do you think they coming at me so hard? They don’t want this to take off, baby!”
So this begs the question of why LaVar needed his son to put his money into the brand, just because they’re family it doesn’t mean it’s a requirement for his son to give handouts, right? Perhaps it’s more so that Lonzo’s loyal to his father as opposed to just providing free handouts, but it’s not like his loyalty is easily forgotten as he’s always reminded of this.