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Lonzo Ball – Net Worth, Career,Endorsements & The Big Baller Controversy

Real Name:Lonzo Anderson Ball
Birthday:October 27, 1997
Net Worth:$6 million
Height:198 cm
Occupation:American Professional Basketball Player

Before the 2017 NBA draft, Lonzo Ball was one of the most coveted players. With the Lakers selecting him, the future was bright. He had his Big Baller Brand, national coverage, and talent. Fast-forward a few years, and he now plays for the New Orleans Pelicans. But he might be better for it. He left Big Baller to be his own man. So, how big is Lonzo Ball’s fortune?

As of spring 2020, Lonzo Ball’s wealth is $6 million. But with his contract going up, and endorsements, his wealth will go up as well.

Career

In 2016, Lonzo played at Chino Hills High School. He won many national high school player of the year honors. He led his team to an undefeated record and a national championship. As a college freshman in 2016-2017, he led the nation in assists and broke the UCLA record for most assists in a season.

Those accolades led to Lakers selecting him with the No.2 pick. As a rookie, he didn’t play as much. His playing time got limited due to shoulder and knee injuries. His second season, ankle injury limited his playing time.

During his first year with the Lakers, Lonzo formed a great bond with Brandon Ingram, their second overall pick from the previous year. Magic Johnson, then GM of the Lakers, said Lonzo is the new face and the future of the Lakers.

In the summer league, he averaged 16.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 9.3 assists, and 2.5 steals. Ball earned the MVP of the 2017 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

After his first season with the Lakers, the team signed Lebron James. In their first year together, they had relative success. But Lebron got injured in the middle of the season. As a result, the Lakers season went downhill.

In the summer of 2019, the Lakers traded Lonzo to New Orleans Pelicans for All-Star Anthony Davis. In his first season with the new club, Lonzo established himself as a great player. He averaged 12.4 points, 7 assists, and 6.2 rebounds per game.

Net Worth

As a rookie, Lonzo signed a 4 year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. His contract is fully guaranteed, with an average annual salary of $8,367,906. For his 2019-2020 season, he will earn a base salary of $8,719,320. Next year, his base salary will go up to $11,003,782.

His cash flow should grow at an exponential rate over the next few seasons. He is a marketable player, and with his Nike deal, he might get a signature shoe soon. He is also due for a new contract, which will go up. Lonzo Ball net worth will be more than $6 million in a few years.

Endorsements

Lonzo Ball started his pro career under the Big Baller Brand. This is the brand of his father LaVar. All the Ball boys signed with Big Baller instead of any other major apparel company. LaVar insisted on no other deal unless the company agrees to license merchandise from Big Baller Brand.

In May 2017, the brand announced Lonzo’s first signature shoe, the ZO2. With a price tag of $495, the shoe sparked criticism from celebrities and fans around the world. Lonzo owned 51% of the Big Baller Brand at the time.

In March 2019, Lonzo cut ties with Big Baller Brand manager and co-founder Alan Foster. Ball left the brand and flirts with Nike about a deal. He posted a photo on Instagram saying “Moving on to bigger and better #MyOwnMan”.

Music Career

Besides his basketball career, Lonzo has success in the music business as well. He released his first rap single Melo Ball 1 in September 2017. This was an ode to the youngest Ball brother, LaMelo. He released another song, ZO2 shortly after, this time praising his signature shoe.

Lonzo even released an album shortly after. His rap single Super Saiyan is a nod to the anime and manga series Dragon Ball Z.

In February 2018, he and LaVar participated in the Lip Sync Battle as competitors. He released his album on February 15, 2018. Born 2 Ball peaked at Number 42 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart.

The Big Baller Controversy

In 2019, Lonzo announced that he parted ways with Big Baller Brand and co-founder Alan Foster. Lonzo said he leaves the brand because he suspects Foster stole money from him. He said there is $1.5 million unaccounted money.

The report was a major blow for LaVar and his brand. Lonzo and LaMelo were out of the brand. Lonzo then posted on Instagram in a Nike Lakers jersey with Nike’s tagline “It’s only a crazy dream until you do it”.

LaMelo commented on the post and thanked Lonzo for getting them out of Big Baller.

Personal Life

Ball dated Denise Garcia for a few years. She is his high school sweetheart. The two met in high school but broke up in the summer of 2018. They have a daughter together.

He is a rap enthusiast, and in his spare time, he writes lyrics on his phone. Lonzo once said rapping was another career choice. But he went with basketball.

Who knows, maybe Lonzo Ball’s wealth would be more than $6 million with a rap career.

Written by Eric

37-year-old who enjoys ferret racing, binge-watching boxed sets and praying. He is exciting and entertaining, but can also be very boring and a bit grumpy.

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