Outspoken aspiring business mogul LaVar Ball never got the $1 billion shoe deal he was hoping for, but reportedly received a good enough offer that his son Lonzo Ball probably would have taken.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell said on “The Dan Patrick Show” Tuesday that Lonzo had a $10 million shoe deal on the table from Nike, Under Armour and Adidas, but his father wanted something more. Rovell went onto say that the deal could have doubled after the NBA Draft.
“We said Tiger (Woods) might be the next Jordan taking over, but there is no next Jordan in basketball or probably no next Jordan anywhere,” Rovell said. “I know that’s going to disappoint LaVar Ball, but I think you have to say that.
“It’s strange to me that LaVar didn’t at least fold some of his cards and go back to the shoe companies in earnest,” Rovell said. “After the Lakers thing goes down and the perfect scenario is going to unfold, the new deal, Nike (to) five years and $20 million. But what does LaVar Ball do? Instead of saying he now wants $1 billion, he now wants $3 billion.”
It’s just another strange example of LaVar wanting to go at it on his own with Big Baller Brand. Not that the decision is not noble, but without even considering Lonzo’s future is definitely something that may not sit well in the future.