LaMelo Ball just purchased the Australian team he played for and that is a Big Baller move. As much as I don’t want to give LaVar any credit, he steered LeMelo in the right direction with this move.
Think about it, you’re 17. One of your brothers got drafted high and the other is a bum. You have a load of potential and offers from colleges everywhere. Do you go to UCLA? Or play international basketball and make your money?
Go ahead. Try to argue with me about how UCLA will set him in a better position for this upcoming draft. LaMelo made his draft stock go through the roof and is getting something valuable that not a lot of other players are getting. Practice. Granted, no one could predict a pandemic, but when there’s no March Madness where are you going to shine for the NBA Scouts?
I mean the kid owns a part of a team now at the age of 18. I don’t even own the shitty Accord I drive around in.
He was able to play top professionals all year and make his mark. All of this while increasing his draft stock and making money!That’s right a college age kid was able to profit off of their own name. That is the scariest sentence for the NCAA.
If I were them, I’d be shaking in my boots right now. LaMelo could’ve started a trend that could pick up steam and become the new norm. Unless they start allowing players to profit off their likeness. Until that day, the NCAA will remain corrupt and LaMelo will have done the right thing.