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    LaVar Ball’s Next Big Idea: College Skippers’ League

    “Someone has to pay these kids.” That’s how LaVar Ball, father of Lakers star rookie Lonzo and Lithuania-bound LiAngelo and LaMelo, explains his new brainchild: a league for high school graduates who want to go pro, but without playing unsalaried at a university first. Funded by Ball’s Big Baller shoe and apparel brand, the Junior Basketball Association is now looking for venues in L.A., Dallas, Brooklyn and Atlanta, along with 80 players — albeit none of Ball’s progeny — to skip higher education for $3,000 to $10,000 per month.

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