It appears highly touted NBA prospect Lonzo Ball might not land that $1 billion shoe deal — at least not from Nike.
Ball’s outspoken father, LaVar, previously has stated his desire to obtain such a shoe and marketing deal for Lonzo and his other two sons. But it appears that money won’t come from Nike, as veteran executive George Raveling gave his opinion on LaVar on Thursday — and it wasn’t pretty.
Raveling, a Basketball Hall of Famer, then continued to give his assessment of LaVar Ball, saying Lonzo Ball should receive automatic entry into heaven for having him as a father, according to The Postgame.
“Down the hall, to the left and have a suite, son,” Raveling said, imagining what it would be like for Lonzo when he gets to heaven.
Lonzo Ball is expected to be a top-three pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. He has unrivaled court vision and instincts, so the only thing holding him back might be his father.
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