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Criticized by many over the years for his brash personality, LaVar Ball has the last laugh after his son LiAngelo Ball signed a contract with the Charlotte Hornets, putting all three sons on NBA rosters.
LiAngelo Ball signed a one-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets Monday, a day before the team begins training camp for the upcoming NBA season.
The terms of the one-year deal were not disclosed by the team, however this marks the first time that all three Ball brothers are on an NBA roster.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) September 27, 2022
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) September 26, 2022
With all three sons on an NBA roster, the prophecy LaVar Ball made years ago that all three of his sons would play in the NBA has finally come to fruition.
LiAngelo has had stints in the NBA’s G-League, but had not cracked an NBA roster before yesterday.
LaVar Ball and his sons
LaVar Ball has often been criticized over the years for his brash personality with his words sometimes being viewed as arrogant or cocky. That criticism has often come from White sports commentators who don’t understand the significance of a father in the Black community.
As his sons continue with their accomplishments, the unorthodox approach of LaVar has received more and more praise.
“I want LaVar and Tina Ball to get as much credit as we give Archie and Olivia Manning for Peyton and Eli,” NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe said.
LaVar and Tina Ball deserve immense credit. I want to give them as much credit as we give Archie and Olivia Manning for Peyton and Eli.
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) November 19, 2020
Lonzo Ball is currently in the middle of a 4-year, $80 million contract playing for the Chicago Bulls and was the number two pick in the 2017 NBA draft.
LaMelo Ball signed a 4-year, $36 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets after being drafted third in the 2020 NBA draft. The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year made his first All-Star team last season.