LaVar Ball is a lot smarter than you think
Whether you like him or hate him, most likely the words LaVar Ball have come out of your mouth—and that’s exactly what he wants. He could care less whether you hate him, his parenting, or his sons, but you sure as hell will remember his name.
When LaVar first burst onto the scene (to me at least) this college basketball season, I thought he was a punk father trying to get in the spotlight ahead of his soon-to-be Superstar son Lonzo. But after a few months, my thought process on him has changed.
Sure he’s brash, kind of a prick and conceited like no other–but do you realize what he’s doing? He’s getting America to continually talk about him, his sons, or his Big Baller brand. And that eventually translates to money for the Ball family.
Could LaVar tone it down a little bit? Maybe. When you or I are in the position he’s in, we’ll handle it how we choose to handle it. He’s not asking to be on TV with Stephen A. Smith or Skip Bayless (as far as we can tell), they’re calling him to be on because he’s good for ratings, liable to say some crazy stuff. Should he turn the opportunity to push his sons and the Big Baller Brand on live television down because of how you feel about him? No way.
Last week, the Big Baller Brand introduces Lonzo’s signature shoe, the ZO2’s for a cool price tag of $495. That got a lot of people talking, and depending on which report you believe–it got a lot of people buying too. No matter how much he sells (it will be a lot) the Big Baller Brand will be here to stay as long as Lonzo lives up to his hype—and the hype is real.
So before you bash LaVar, look at what he is doing—building an empire so he can set his family up for life.
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