This unapologetic father and businessman has proven that if you train a child in the way that they should go, you can get a return on your investment. LaVar Ball was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, as one of seven children. He was a young, prominent quarterback for Canoga Park High school who would also make dominant plays on the basketball court as a 6’ 4” forward. During his collegiate career, he would get the opportunity to play D-I basketball at Washington State before transferring to Cal State to play alongside three of his brothers. Although Ball was a strong basketball player, he was able to transition to a defensive end, signing a professional contract with the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Plagued by injuries, He would retire with the expertise to become a personal trainer.

Ball would settle down with his wife and raise three young men with a dream of them becoming professional basketball players. In 2016, He would begin to lay the foundation for a Ball NBA takeover with his brand, Big Baller Brand, sports apparel. His brash, media-grabbing comments would spark major attention from the sports industry, allowing Ball to capitalize on his new celebrity. Ball’s sons would invade the National Basketball Association, continuing to promote and add fuel to the Baller brand. Ball would declare plans to form the professional Junior Basketball Association (JBA) league for high school students, hoping to expand his influence. As President and CEO of the Big Baller Brand, Ball has managed to expand to the trade, media, sports, and entertainment industries. If you consider his savage controversial comments as a strategic marketing strategy, you will understand his all-out genius.

 

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