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LaVar Ball, center, father of Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball, listens to his son during a news conference, Friday, June 23, 2017, in El Segundo, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Facebook has greenlit a video series about LaVar Ball and his family


Facebook has greenlit a new original video series about outspoken basketball personality LaVar Ball and his family, according to Deadline.

The yet-to-be-titled docuseries about the Balls will include Lonzo Ball, the No. 2 overall pick in the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Draft last month.

Lonzo Ball, who was chosen by the Los Angeles Lakers during the draft, first gained fame in the hoops world playing for the University of Los Angeles, California Bruins last year.

The series will reportedly also feature LaVar Ball’s other sons Liangelo and LaMelo Ball, who are turning heads as high school basketball players for Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, CA.

Some Twitter users on Wednesday slammed Facebook’s decision to make the Ball family part of its push into video content.

Deadline reported Tuesday that Facebook has also approved a series called “Returning the Favor” starring television host Mike Rowe.

Rowe, who hosted the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” and CNN’s “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” will reportedly find him traversing the U.S. to spotlight individuals who help their communities.

A recently filed episode, for example, purportedly finds Rowe profiling a motorcycle mechanic who runs an operation aiding military veterans with PTSD.

Deadline additionally reported that the number and length of episodes for both programs remains undetermined.

LaVar Ball has gained notoriety this year for repeatedly making controversial claims to the sports media.

The retired basketball and football player said in March 2017 that Lonzo Ball is a better basketball player than star NBA point guard Stephen Curry.

Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, has twice won the NBA’s most valuable player award.

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