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Immanuel Quickley also turned LaVar Ball down

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Earlier today, we told you how LaVar Ball is sliding into basketball recruits’ DMs to ask them to play for his new professional basketball league, the Junior Baller Association. So far, he’s courted two Kentucky signees, and we’re proud to say both said no. Both Tyler Herro and Immanuel Quickley turned down Ball, with Quickley’s EYBL coach sharing the DM with TJ Walker just a little bit ago:

There aren’t enough “crying because I’m laughing” emojis in the world for this story.

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UPDATED: Coincidentally, our own Drew Franklin interviewed Immanuel Quickley today in Maryland for our “Next Man Up” profile series and the future UK guard confirmed that Ball offered him a spot but he turned it down.

Smart kid.

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17 responses to “Immanuel Quickley also turned LaVar Ball down”

  1. Smyrna_Cat

    Wow. That looks like a generic form letter! Nicely done Lavar!

  2. Smyrna_Cat

    Do you think he sent the form letter to every high school and rec league player in the country? I wonder when I will get mine!

    1. RealCatsFan

      My 13-year-old daughter got an invite too, and she plays volleyball instead of basketball! 😀

  3. Kywc4l

    He ruined his son’s lives..imagine what he would do to another person’s children. …

  4. Jiminy Crickets

    Is this guy borrowing all this money? BBB has GOT to be losing money, and the up front money it would take to start a new league has to be 9-figures. So is is grand plan to borrow 100 million, live off it and eventually file bankruptcy? Otherwise none of this makes sense.

    1. timbo
  5. BobTheBuilder

    Laugh this off now but the guy has a point. Players should be able to play professionally whenever they want, just like all other job occupations. If you’re good enough, you should get paid for it. Now, if the NBA changes to allow kids straight from high school, his business model completely breaks.

    1. Blue_Cat75

      Any kid out of high school can play professionally, just not for the NBA.

    2. kydrummer

      If it was anybody else but Lavar Ball it might work. But with his name attached it will never leave the ground!

  6. RealCatsFan

    Honestly, I’m kind of shocked that he spelled “Immanuel” correctly. 😉

    1. runningunnin.454

      Can he spell De’Aaron?

  7. ukbradstith

    Players can play professional basketball whenever they chose. Anything other than the NBA. So this isn’t exactly groundbreaking. And almost no profession requiring any specific set of skills allows you to go “pro” directly out of high school.

    1. ukbradstith

      This is meant as a reply to #5

  8. kentuckybackupplayer

    the only two people dumb enough to play for ball are two genetic mutations of him.

  9. Smyrna_Cat

    Good for your 13-year-old! I am guessing she plays D better than LeMelo?

  10. J-Dub421

    It’s good to know that Herro and Quickley have functioning brains.

  11. Bull Filmer

    Urban Dictionary will soon display the following: LaVar Ball = douche·bag – Extraordinaire.