Lonzo Ball had an up-and-down year for the Los Angeles Lakers, culminating in a season-ending ankle injury. The second NBA campaign for the former UCLA guard showed flashes of improvement running the offense, however, none of it translated to wins once the Lakers lost LeBron James for an extended period of time.
Now, Ball has other issues to take on as he heads into the offseason. He recently filed a $2 million suit against the co-founder of Big Baller Brand, Alan Foster.
This level of criminal behavior goes back to the early 2000s for Foster, who was sentenced to seven years in prison for charges of mail fraud and money laundering. Those charges resulted in him having to also cover $3.7 million in restitution to the victims. This criminal past was not apparently known to the Ball family as all these business interactions were taking shape.
Did LaVar Ball know of Alan Foster’s criminal past?— TheLakersReview (@TheLakersReview) March 25, 2019
“It doesn’t seem like it …”
Shelburne stated “whether or not he knew the criminal past between November and when I text messaged and called him last Friday, I don’t know. I can’t say for sure."