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LaVar Ball charging media $3,500 to film son’s games in Kentucky

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The LaVar Ball circus returns to the Bluegrass this weekend, but if you want to film any of LaMelo’s games, you’re going to have to fork over some major money.

LaMelo’s SPIRE Institute is participating in the “Big Baller Beatdown” showcase Saturday and Sunday in Marshall County and according to Adam Zagoria, the Big Baller Brand is requiring video outlets to pay $3,500 to film SPIRE’s games:

LaMelo’s chances of being eligible to play college basketball seemed shaky at best after his stint in Lithuania, but there’s no way it happens now that his dad is profiting directly off his games, right?

Adding to the madness in Marshall County will be Zion Harmon’s debut for Bella Vista Prep. According to Larry Vaught, Harmon has been cleared to play for the Arizona prep school even though he’s still enrolled at Marshall County:

I’m not sure how that all works, but hey, at least the kid gets to play. If you want to see the Big Baller Beatdown in person, here’s the schedule:


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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35 Comments for LaVar Ball charging media $3,500 to film son’s games in Kentucky

  1. Headhurts
    10:42 am January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Hope this is Lavar’s last off-spring, Lavar’s a user of people and the people that follow him perpetuate this behavior.

    • Ridge Runner
      12:09 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

      That first part about last of the off-spring made me laugh out loud (really).

    • Wade
      12:40 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

      If someone pays him that’s on them! If not it was worth the gamble if he does get paid however that’s a months paycheck for the working man! I hate lavar and I wouldn’t do it but damn you have to commend him! Do feel sorry for his wife is she chained up somewhere!

  2. UKfansNKY
    10:50 am January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Really dude??? Get over yourself & your Sons! STOP!!!!

  3. Bluebloodtoo
    11:01 am January 17, 2019 Permalink

    He’s a such a good guy though. This is really to help all those basketball players….uh huh. What planet are you from again?

  4. davisfeathers
    11:05 am January 17, 2019 Permalink

    i side with the billioniare owner’s an media corporations bc who knows what there family would do with the extra money there sons generate smh stick to sports lavar

  5. notFromhere
    11:07 am January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Not interested, so I don’t care if anyone covers it. I’m over the sleaze fest that is LaPetite Baller Brand.

    As far as Zion Harmon, how much is he being paid to rep the Arizona school, since he’s not actually enrolled there? There has to be something in it for him

  6. Realme
    11:09 am January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Tyler, thanks for deleting that disgusting comment from a few minutes ago.

    • J-Dub421
      11:21 am January 17, 2019 Permalink

      Glad I missed it.

  7. J-Dub421
    11:22 am January 17, 2019 Permalink

    How would Lavar even enforce this?

  8. StuckinLville
    11:39 am January 17, 2019 Permalink

    He’s a dumbass. He had single handedly ruined two of his sons career. No one wants anything to do with them because of him. At what point doea he sons look at him and tell him to f off? They are going to resent him when they are older and wiser.

  9. highway119
    11:40 am January 17, 2019 Permalink

    I remember the first time I smoked crack! Lemar needs to do a better job handling his drug use.

  10. The Real LindaS
    12:03 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    There are places in basketball hell for people like him. I don’t think the kid will play in college and I think he is just worrying about the pros. Can you imagine the perks he would demand from a college for his kid to go there. People like him take the fun out of sports, any sport and I feel sorry for his kid.

  11. Matt10
    12:16 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Lord I pray no media outlets are dumb enough to pay.

    To KSR: as I wrote the last time you published something stupid about Lavar Ball, this time gets you a two day boycott. That’s gonna suck for me more than you, I know, but I gotta do my part. Next time will be 3 days. See you at noon Saturday.

  12. wesmorgan1
    12:35 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Ball knows that his gravy train is coming to its end, and I’d guess that someone pulled him aside to tell him that he will NEVER get a collegiate or NBA position because of his sons.

    At this point, he’s just milking it for whatever he can get.

    Given that you’re posting their event schedule – one requirement of their media credential – I REALLY hope that KSR isn’t paying them.

  13. DelrayCat
    12:37 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t understand all the hate. Sounds like a good businessman to me. Sure, his son may not be eligible, but that means nothing if he is shooting for a pro career anyway. If he doesn’t make it…at least they’ve made some millions on all his marketing efforts. Seems like a lot of jealousy to me. Maybe Lavar is just to uppity for some folks.

    • ClutchCargo
      12:54 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

      Lavar isn’t too uppity, he’s a lowlife on the same level as Katina Powell. In fact, they seem a lot alike.

    • ukcamel
      1:34 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

      I think the hate is because he seems to be exploiting his children and jeopardizing their futures for his own financial gain and vanity. And also he is obnoxious, like a Kardashian or any of the many “YouTube personalities” out there.

      To suggest this animosity towards him is principally racially motivated, as you are with the “uppity” comments, is intellectually lazy and irresponsible.

    • ClutchCargo
      1:41 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

      “intellectually lazy and irresponsible” is just DelrayCat being DelrayCat.

    • StuckinLville
      2:10 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

      I don’t understand how u dont understand.

    • Luether
      12:26 am January 18, 2019 Permalink

      What ukcamel said…

  14. wesmorgan1
    12:49 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    As far as Harmon is concerned:

    “I’m not sure how that all works, but hey, at least the kid gets to play.”

    Count me among those who say he shouldn’t be playing. I mean, come ON – four schools/teams in two states over four years, plus EYBL?

    Harmon’s father says the move to Marshall County was for “a better education”, but he’d already driven past a top-10-academics high school (Glasgow) on his trip from Bowling Green to Adair County.

    Now, he’s suddenly playing for an Arizona prep school? Yeesh.

    • StuckinLville
      2:09 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

      Mashall Co is know for having a strong KKK presence. So i doubt black people would willingly move there unless there was some incentive. I went to school at Murray and heard plenty of people from there talk about it.

  15. bwise
    1:35 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Zero people will pay lol

  16. RealCatsFan
    3:36 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    What is Lavar going to do when he doesn’t have any more kids to pimp out? I guess he wife might want to hide…

    • ClutchCargo
      4:19 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

      There is always adoption, I guess.

  17. J. Did
    5:06 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    LaVar is a joke. I’d pay nothing. In fact, he’d need to pay me….to watch his chump son.

  18. BLUEsky
    6:40 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    When Lonzo was at UCLA I was anti-LB, just because he was a rival of one of our guys trying to get to the NBA (Fox). This being said, I have flip-flopped and am now a big Lavar Ball fan. This guy has guts. He is telling the establishment to stick it, and I respect him for trying to make a good living HIS WAY. So much of our lives, whether anyone else wants to admit it or not, is being controlled by the establishment. Lavar goes against the grain and tells the establishment to stick it in the process. His sons will be fine, and will make a good living one way or the other. Heck, he is even trying to start his own BB league to compete with the NCAA. My kinda guy. We need more guys around with guts like that IMHO.

    • CoachCat
      7:35 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

      BLUEsky, step away from the drugs, just say no

  19. DaniTheGirl
    10:25 am January 18, 2019 Permalink

    Im not saying he a crack head im just saying ive known a lot of people that look and act identical to him that were crack heads

  20. Alleykat16
    10:36 am January 18, 2019 Permalink

    I live close to Marshall Co., and wouldn’t mind going to see Harmon play. Now as far as Big Baller I have no interest. I’ve seen him on YouTube and really don’t care for all his antics. I haven’t been to a high school game in a while and don’t think our local coaches use the same language as he does on the side line.