LaVar Ball Net Worth
LaVar Ball net worth: LaVar Ball is an American former professional football player who has a net worth of $4 million. LaVar Ball was born in Los Angeles, California in October 1968. He was a tight end who played at Canoga Park High School and Cal State Los Angeles. Ball signed with the New York Jets in 1995 but was loaned to the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football where he primarily served as a kick returner. Ball was also a part of the Carolina Panthers' practice squad. Ball also played basketball and is best known for being the father of UCLA basketball player Lonzo Ball and Chino Hills High School players LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball. He has been very vocal in the media and made several controversial statements. Ball is the owner of the Big Baller Brand and said that his three sons deserve a $1 billion shoe endorsement. Charles Barkley challenged Ball to a game of one-on-one in 2017. In April 2017 it was announced that none of the major shoe brands would be offering LaVar the type of licensing endorsement deal he was seeking. On May 4, 2017 LaVar revealed that he had gone ahead and designed his own signature shoe for his son Lonzo, the ZO2. The shoe retailed at $495. By comparison, when Michael Jordan's Jordan I debuted in 1985, the retail price was $64 which is around $150 today after adjusting for inflation. Shoe fans can buy an autographed pair for $995. The Big Baller Brand also offered a $220 sandal. When describing his insistence on seeking a highly unusual shoe deal for his sons, LaVar explained: "We said from the beginning, we aren't looking for an endorsement deal. We're looking for co-branding, a true partner. But they're not ready for that because they're not used to that model. But hey, the taxi industry wasn't ready for Uber either."