LaVar Ball Reportedly Turned Down $10M Sneaker Deals For Lonzo


Rovell also speculated that if he was a shrewd negotiator, Ball could have gone back and tried to get more money once the Los Angeles Lakers landed the No. 2 pick via the 2017 NBA Draft lottery.

There is also a chance he doesn't, and even if the Lakers have continuously said publicly they aren't anxious, they're surely deliberating over how much it matters that LaVar Ball can't seem, or doesn't want, to stay out of the news. Should the Lakers not select Ball on June 26, the player would be wise to show his stuff to other potential suitors.

While many concerns surrounding potential National Basketball Association prospects have to do with their game on the court, the questions surrounding potential top-3 overall pick Lonzo Ball are centered around his outspoken father, LaVar Ball.

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According to ESPN's Ramona Shelbourne, the Lakers will be having Ball in for a workout on June 7th. The Lakers have been heavily linked to Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 pick which would shift D'Angelo Russell to shooting guard, so Clarkson may be expendable if the Lakers go that route. In such a scenario, the Sixers would be able to draft either Kansas forward Josh Jackson or Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox. He averaged 16.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a freshman with the Jayhawks. We do the coaching and you got to put your trust in us that we are going to do what's best for your son.

With only so much room on the bench, it appears that Clarkson could end up being the odd man out. It has been no secret that the Lakers have their eyes on Ball. With three years and $37.5 million left on his contract, Clarkson had a pretty reasonable deal, considering the increase in the salary cap that's coming for the 2017-2018 season. "It could attract free agents, and this year the UCLA top prospect".