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NBA Rumors: Nike Showing ‘Serious Interest’ In LaMelo Ball

(via Forbes)

(via Forbes)

The Big Baller family has not seen the best of luck over the past few years. Big Baller Brand is going through a scandal, their family friend Alan Foster embezzled money from the company, and Lonzo Ball was traded from the Lakers.

Still, all hope is not yet lost. With the youngest, LaMelo, the family has a last chance towards redemption.

Not only is he a projected lottery pick, but one big media brand is already taking an interest in him.

(via TMZ Sports)

With LaMelo Ball reportedly open to signing a shoe contract outside of the Big Baller Brand, TMZ Sports has learned Nike has a serious interest in working with the 18-year-old.

Our Nike sources tell us ... the company is actively scouting the youngest Ball brother and even has a scout in Australia monitoring him as plays pro ball overseas.

Nike has yet to make any formal offers at this point, but the interest is real -- and Melo has already begun rocking Nike shoes.

So far, the young star has been performing well in the NBL. It will be interesting to see how his talents will translate to the NBA. Either way, he is already proving to be one of the league's brightest young prospects.