LaVar Ball Says He Always Gets Offered Illegal Tender For His Sons

The NCAAs latest scandal and ongoing FBI investigation into corruption has been making headlines, but everyone including LaVar Ball knows that paying for players is par for the course in major college basketball. LaVar admitted that he constantly gets offered illegal benefits by opportunists seeking to get his sons to go to their university. 

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LaVar Ball says he receives illegal offers for his sons “every summer.” “But see, the word got out that LaVar don’t need that” https://t.co/8e3OFcUnom

On the first episode of CBS Sports Flagrant Two, hosts Bill Reiter and Reid Forgrave, LaVar matter-of-factly discusses illegal offers regarding his sons. 

Every summer. They keep coming every summer to get me to say ‘yes.’ They offered you money, they offered to take care of the AAU team, they’re gonna give everybody uniforms, everybody shoes. I mean, it’s just, any kind of way,” LaVar Ball said. 

But see the word got out that LaVar don’t need that. Someone even had a false accusation that said, ‘Oh LaVar asked me for $200,000.’ I was like, ‘Wow, that’s funny.’ What am I gonna do with $200,000? After I’ve bought a car and paid some bills I’m stuck right where I’m at. So $200,000 ain’t gonna do nothing.

So me and my wife, ” he continued, “we got a job, we do our thing. And the way we pay our boys, whatever car they want, we get it. That’s a small price to pay when your kid has a scholarship and you don’t have to save no money for that. 

The exploitation of young African-American males by the NCAA, agents, coaches and universities is exactly whyLaVar Balls rise over the past year should be commended. He decided not to let his sons become pawns in anyones game, whether it be the major sneaker companies or major colleges and with the recent college scandal, it is clear that at the end of the day, the players are getting the short end of the stick. 

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.