Sport LaVar Ball hosts lavish draft party for LaMelo amid pandemic, re-ups challenge to Michael Jordan

03:35  20 november  2020
03:35  20 november  2020 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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LaVar Ball stays marketing.

The boisterous basketball dad who slinked from the scene after some financial mishaps and the failure of the Big Baller Brand seized a new opportunity for the spotlight on his son’s big night.

The Balls hosted a lavish draft-night party at their Chino Hills, California home on Wednesday complete with catering and a Rolls Royce gifted to the man of honor, No. 3 overall pick and new Charlotte Hornet LaMelo Ball.

LaMelo mingles with 250 guests

They invited ESPN’s Tim Keown to document the experience. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged and ruined Thanksgiving plans across the country, the Balls hosted roughly 250 people — by Keown’s count — to bear witness to LaMelo’s big night.

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While basketball fans may know LaMelo Ball as the younger brother of New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo, the rest of LaVar publicly disputed Trump's role in the release of his son, who was on a team trip to China and was caught stealing sunglasses from several high-end boutiques near Shanghai.

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The evening wasn’t completely without precaution with hand sanitizer made available and temperature checks at the door, per Keown. LaMelo made sure to speak directly with every guest, according to the account.

a man looking at the camera: LaVar Ball continued to keep the flame alive for Big Baller Brand. (AP file Photo/Liusjenas Kulbis, File) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports LaVar Ball continued to keep the flame alive for Big Baller Brand. (AP file Photo/Liusjenas Kulbis, File)

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And while the sun has long set on the Big Baller Brand, LaVar continued to keep the facade alive by offering swag-filled gift baskets to his guests with BBB-branded dish towels and coffee mugs.

LaVar took the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors passing on LaMelo in stride, per Keown. He made the most of Michael Jordan’s Hornets drafting LaMelo, re-upping one of the most outlandish claims of his run in the spotlight — challenging Jordan once again to a game of one-on-one.

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LaMelo Ball - the son of Donald Trump antagonist LaVar - was taken third by the Charlotte Hornets, and will now be working for team owner Michael Jordan . North Carolina point guard Cole Anthony, the son of former Knicks guard Greg Anthony, had director Spike Lee at his house when he was picked

With the third overall pick in the 2020 draft , the Charlotte Hornets select LaMelo Ball , the 6'7'' point guard from the Illawarra Hawks. LaMelo 's draft party is gonna be a super spreader event. Lavar Ball throwing a COVID party is pretty on brand with his dumbassery.

Ball envisions the event as a pay-per-view extravaganza a la Mike Tyson’s upcoming boxing exhibition against Roy Jones Jr.

“Hey, if people are willing to pay to see 50-year-old Mike Tyson fight, why not?” Ball said, per Keown.

There’s been no word from Jordan, who said previously of Ball’s boast that he could beat him: “I don’t think he could beat me if I was one-legged.”

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