GAME CHANGER ~ Big Baller Brand's Founder LaVar Ball To Launch A Basketball League For Top High School Players Who Do Not Want To Go To College.


LaVar Ball said his Junior Basketball Association -- which he said is fully funded by his Big Baller Brand -- plans to pay the lowest-ranked player a salary of $3,000 a month and the best player $10,000 a month. 

Ball is looking for 80 players to fill 10 teams that will seek to play at NBA arenas in Los Angeles, Dallas, Brooklyn and Atlanta.

"Getting these players is going to be easy," Ball told ESPN. "This is giving guys a chance to get a jump start on their career, to be seen by pro scouts, and we're going to pay them because someone has to pay these kids."

Image via SLAM Magazine - LaMelo, Lonzo, LaVar LiAngelo Ball
LaVar said that since Big Baller Brand is promoting the league, players will wear the company's products, including BBB shoes and a BBB-branded uniform.

LaVar admits there's a lot of work to do to get the league ready. No venues have been rented and ticket prices haven't been set. He also doesn't have any players yet -- the league won't include LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, who have signed with Prienai Birstonas Vytautas in Lithuania.

The logo for the league features a silhouette of son Lonzo, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, going to the hoop for a dunk.
Lonzo Ball

"We don't need a logo of a guy dribbling," Ball said, an obvious reference to the NBA's famous Jerry West silhouette. "Nobody does that anymore."