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LaVar Ball Allegedly Still Running Lonzo's Career

LaVar Ball

The Big Baller Father has been rather quiet lately, leading some to believe he may have finally given up on his quest for the NBA spotlight. As he deals with the future of LaMelo, and Lonzo rehabs in preparation of an important offseason, the Ball family is not going through the easiest of times, to say the least.

To top it all off, the recent scandal with Big Baller Brand co-founder and former family friend Alan Foster has jeopardized the future of their company.

But is LaVar still somehow working his angle from behind the scenes?

If we are to believe Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, Lonzo's father is still very much in the driver's seat of his son's career.

It seemed as if Lonzo Ball were taking full control of his career by shaking the grip of his father — LaVar Ball — and ridding himself of a business partner who allegedly stole millions from him.

That appears to be half true.

The plan was for the Los Angeles Lakers’ second-year guard to become his own man, but LaVar Ball has re-emerged as the shot-caller in orchestrating his son’s next pivotal move, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

LaVar Ball has since met with a few NBA agents on his son’s behalf and CAA is viewed as the favorite to gain control of the point guard’s career, sources said. But there are concerns from respective agents with LaVar’s involvement and where the family stands financially with the failed Big Baller Brand, sources said.

In the same article, Haynes also notes a potential pitch by Ball to unite his three sons on one team at the NBA level.

In the process of vetting agent candidates during meetings, LaVar is inquiring if the agencies have the power to pair his three sons — Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo — on the same NBA team, sources said.

LaMelo, the youngest son, may have an NBA future, but middle son LiAngelo is not viewed as an NBA-caliber player. Multiple agents have reached out to gauge the interest of Lonzo Ball, sources said, but most became uninterested once notified LaVar is still running the show.

The former No. 2 overall pick and agent Harrison Gaines, an up-and-comer in the profession and the lone representative of Ball to this point, mutually agreed recently to part ways.

Lonzo's search for a new agent, the attempt to get all three Ball brothers on one team, the abandonment of Big Baller Brand, it has all been orchestrated by LaVar, a guy who has re-inserted himself at the helm of his son's career.

Whatever is next for Lonzo (and the Ball family) their new direction is still being guided by LaVar, and that seems unlikely to change anytime soon.