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LaVar Ball has a word for the haters of his new basketball league



LaVar Ball isn't listening to the haters. Less than 24 hours after announcing plans to start his new basketball league, The Junior Basketball Association, Ball is asking the haters to do the same thing they've always done. Nothing. In a new video released by TMZ, the father of pro-ballers Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo, said he plans on giving young basketball players what they're worth.

Ball announced the launch of the JBA on Wednesday. The new league will be completely funded by his Big Baller Brand and will give high school hoopers an alternative to going to college. The league will reportedly pay its player between $3,000 - $10,000 per month. Despite being an alternative to college hoops and the NCAA, the league will use the same rules as the NBA. ESPN reports that Ball was partially motivated by the comments made by NCAA President Mark Emmert at a SportsBusiness Journal conference.

When asked if Ball was good or bad for college ball, Emmert responded, "Is this about someone being part of a university and playing basketball or any other sport with that school's jersey on, representing that institution, or is it about preparing me for my career, my professional career as a ballplayer? If it's the latter, you can do that inside a university and that might be a really good way to go. But if you don't want to and you don't think that it's right for your family, then don't come."

The JBA is looking for 80 players to fill 10 teams. There is no word on when it will begin.

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