Lakers’ Lonzo Ball Denies Father’ Involvement in Agent Search

Lonzo Ball is taking control of his NBA future.

The Lakers guard told the L.A. Times on Thursday he will be selecting his own agent, dispelling rumors his father LaVar is involved.

LaVar has widely been regarded as the decision-maker for Lonzo.Ā But hisĀ friendĀ Alan Foster, co-founder of the family’s Big Baller Brand, is alleged to have stolen $1.5 million from the brand, causing the 21-year-old to cut ties with his own company, which he owns 51 percent of.

Ball parted ways with his agentĀ Harrison Gaines on Thursday, but claims theĀ Big Baller BrandĀ scandal had nothing to do with the decision.

Gaines represented LonzoĀ and his two younger brothers, but a new group has emerged as the frontrunner to sign him. The well-established Creative Artists Agency is expected to be Ball’s top choice, according to a Yahoo Sports report.

CAA representsĀ notable athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo, Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning.

Ball could could sign with CAA next, but heĀ has to waitĀ 15 days from the date he parted ways with Gaines before he canĀ agreeĀ to a new deal, according to NBPA rules.Ā He has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2018-19 season with an ankle injury.

He hasn’t appeared in a game for Los Angeles since Jan. 19 and was averaging 9.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists before the injury.

Author: Ameer Tyree

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