January 18, 2019

LaVar Ball is now charging media outlets $3,500(!) to video LaMelo Ball's high school games



Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball holds up a jersey a press conference in Prienai, Lithuania, where his sons LaMelo Ball, LiAngelo Ball will play for the Vytautas club on January 5, 2018.Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomed LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)



LaVar Ball hasn't been shy when it comes to (over)charging big bucks for things relating to his Big Baller Brand. Case in point, the first-edition Lonzo Ball basketball sneakers that cost an absurd $495. But his latest money grab involving another one of his sons has even more people up in arms.

Media outlets wishing to video a pair of LaMelo Ball high school basketball games this weekend will need to fork over $3,500. Yep, that's not a typo. Check out this Ball(sy) email obtained by basketball writer Adam Zagoria:

The guy thinks his 17-year-old son's games should be treated like networks bidding for Super Bowl broadcast rights. Incredible.

Even more incredible? According to Zagoria, some outlets are actually going along with these ridiculous demands. What suckers.