LaVarr Ball Starting his own league for players to skip college. Thoughts?

Updated on December 24, 2017 in Other
4 on December 20, 2017

I hate to give Big Blowhard Ball any more space on the internet than he already gets, but the guy might actually have a legitimate idea.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/lavar-ball-starting-league-for-players-to-skip-college/ar-BBH5lCv?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

Risky for sure and will compete with the NCAA and NBA on TV (if any sane network decides to do business with him), but at least players will get paid as they should, it saves the NBA from changing its rules and saves the NCAA from the one-and-done farce.

What do y’all think?

I wonder if this came to him on his way back from Lithuania. After signing his boys off to play Euro ball, did he do a head slap “Doh!” and say “Damn, I should just have started my own league and signed my own kids!”

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2 on December 20, 2017

“Lowest earning player would make about 3k/month”. 

What would a player of that caliber choose? Living for free on a college campus with food/housing taken care of or having to support himself and deal with all the distractions of living in the real world? Granted I’m betting they could freely sign endorsement deals that would net them extra cash huh? 

 

on December 21, 2017

I hear you, but how does Big Blowhard Ball’s pay scale compare to the D-league–which is approximately the same length (7 mo.)? https://basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/242860/D-League-Increases-Salaries-For-16-17-Season

“For the 16-17 D-League season, there will only be two tiers for salaries as the “C” has been eliminated. The new salary levels will be $19,500 (B-Level) and $26,000 (A-Level) and the salary cap will rise to $209,000.”

It’s understood that the D-league isn’t an option currently for this one and done age group, but it’s an interesting comparison of what the market will pay for talent. 

I could see that the bright lights and big cities may be more attractive than the seven month college hassle of having to go through the “student-athlete” motions, attend faux academic classes, endure the structure, observe curfew, etc. 

Keep in mind, the talent at this level has been living the near-gravy train of elite hoops, so Big Blowhard Ball is something they might be used to.

The guy may be the biggest rear-end hole, but this is the first thing he’s done that I’ve said, “Huh. This could be legit.”

And I like the idea of something–anything–tha could possibly get rid of the one-and done’s and shaking up the NCAA ludicrous “student-athlete” paradigm.

on December 24, 2017

“Lowest earning player would make about 3k/month”. 

What would a player of that caliber choose? Living for free on a college campus with food/housing taken care of or having to support himself and deal with all the distractions of living in the real world? Granted I’m betting they could freely sign endorsement deals that would net them extra cash huh? 

 

From midwestbronco14

 See, I don’t think this is the case. And this is the reason I don’t think the league would work. 

“While no contracts have been signed—by players or arenas—one thing is set in stone: players in the league will be required to wear only Big Baller Brand products. 

“We’ll give it to them all,” Ball told ESPN. “They’ll be wearing our uniform, our sheos, our T-shirts and our hoodies.” “

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0 on December 24, 2017

Won’t work. Guys can only wear BBB stuff. While I admire the play by Lavar, guys aren’t going to potentially risk their contract with Nike/UA to play in this league. Just me.

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