LaMelo Ball is catching the attention of plenty of people right now, not only from teams but brands that are more than interested in sponsoring him. The 18-year-old has taken his game to the next level after joining the Illawarra Hawks of the NBL.
He’s aggressively pursued by several sneaker companies, including the all-powerful Nike. Now, he’s reportedly received a big offer for an unnamed company, which will make competition hard for the rest of the suitors.
According to ESPN NBL analyst Corey “Homicide” Williams, Ball has received a $100 million offer from a sneaker company that includes a private jet:
“I just got off the phone with a source close to me in America that just told me a sneaker company has offered LaMelo Ball a private jet and $100 million. They want to endorse this kid,” he said via Twitter.
Williams then doubled down, explaining the high expectations around LaMelo right now:
“I’m going to say that again: A source close to me [that] I just got off the phone with is telling me a sneaker company has offered LaMelo Ball $100 million and a jet. If this ain’t the number one pick, I don’t know what is. Marinate on that!”
As the Big Baller Brand’s future is uncertain, LaMelo surely won’t miss offers from brands trying to endorse him. The evolution he’s had since he went to play in Australia is remarkable, drawing attention from everywhere.
$100 million to a guy who is yet to play a single NBA game sounds like a lot, but that tells you how good he is and how good NBA teams think he can be.