LaVar Ball’s big ambition isn’t stopping at building his own shoe brand or guiding all three of his kids to the NBA, he is now saying he’s launching his own league.
On Wednesday (Dec. 20), Ball told ESPN that he wants to launch a basketball league for nationally ranked players who have graduated from high school but don’t want to go to college.
It will be called Junior Basketball Association and it will be fully funded by his Big Baller Brand. The league will pay the lowest-ranked player a salary of $3,000 a month, while the best player will get a salary of $10,000 a month.
LaVar hopes to recruits 80 players to fill 10 teams, which will play at NBA arenas in Los Angeles, Dallas, Brooklyn and Atlanta.
“Getting these players is going to be easy,” Ball tells 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.”
Furthermore, players the Junior Basketball Association will wear Big Baller Brand-branded uniforms and sneakers.
The timeframe for the launch of the league is currently unknown.