LaVar Ball hopes to sign his sons to a joint marketing deal with either Nike, Adidas or Under Armour.
Lonzo Ball is expected to be a top-2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft out of UCLA. LiAngelo and LaMelo have also committed to UCLA.
“A billion dollars, it has to be there,’’ Ball said. “That’s our number, a billion, straight out of the gate. And you don’t even have to give it to me all up front. Give us $100 mil over 10 years.’’
Ball dismisses the notion that his comments could have a negative impact on Lonzo.
“They try to twist him up,’’ Ball said. “ 'Ah, man, your dad’s distracting you. What’s he doing? His dad ain’t out here on the court with no hula hoops going, Hey, make a shot through here. That’s distraction.' "
“I told him, ‘Son, hurting you is not talking about you. Hurting you is cracking you upside the head.' "