PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Most sports fans know of UCLA’s Lonzo Ball.
But many do not know about his two brothers — LiAngelo and LaMelo — high school stars who are both committed to UCLA.
Their father, LaVar Ball, has made a name for himself by saying his son Lonzo is better than Stephen Curry. And now, LaVar says he wants to package his three boys into a shoe deal worth $1 billion.
“A billion dollars, it has to be there,” Ball told USA Today. “That’s our number, a billion, straight out of the gate. And you don’t even have to give it to me all up front. Give us $100 million a year.”
Lonzo and LiAngelo each drive $100,000 BMW’s, according to USA Today.
“To get my boys a little $100,000 car, that’s nothing,’’ LaVar said. “I don’t have to pay for education. I’m saving over $1 million.”
Ball, 49, played basketball for Washington State in 1987-88 before transferring to Cal-State Los Angeles. He says he can beat Michael Jordan.
“Back in my heyday, I would kill Michael Jordan one-on-one,’’ Ball said.
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Lonzo, 19, is averaging 14.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 7.7 assists as a UCLA freshman. He is expected to enter the NBA Draft after the NCAA Tournament and is projected to be a top pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.