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Lonzo Ball Severs Ties With Big Baller Brand Co-Founder Over Missing $1.5 Million

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Los Angeles Lakers star Lonzo Ball is now embroiled in some drama over LaVar’s Big Baller Brand.

ESPN recently reported the following:

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has severed ties with a co-founder of Big Baller Brand over concerns that the longtime family friend has a criminal past and also has not adequately accounted for the whereabouts of roughly $1.5 million from Ball’s personal and business accounts.

Ball told ESPN that he believes that Alan Foster, a friend of Lonzo’s father for almost a decade who owns 16.3 percent of Big Baller Brand, had “used his access to my business and personal finances to enrich himself. As a result, I have decided to sever all ties with Alan, effective immediately.”

For as good as Lonzo is at basketball and his dad LaVar is as a hype man, the Big Baller Brand is a joke. I don’t know a single person who spends money on BBB products.

Now, you have the owner’s son distancing himself from the brand because over $1 million is missing.

 

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According to BroBible Monday, the other two sons, LaMelo and LiAngelo, have both unfollowed the brand on Instagram and appear to be separating, as well.

If that happens, BBB is dead in the water. Those three are the face of the company, and it has no chance of surviving without them. (RELATED: LeBron James Appears To Bounce Ball Into TV Broadcast On Purpose)

Also, I’m surprised BBB had enough money floating around for $1.5 million to even go missing. That’s certainly not chump change by any metric. Business must have been going well if seven figures could just go missing.

 

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If this is the end of the road, then it was a hell of a ride! I wouldn’t trade any of it for a single second.

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