Lonzo Ball Is Charging Way, Way Too Much For His Autograph

Bryan Brandom
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LaVar Ball is playing fast and loose with eldest son Lonzo Ball’s NBA career, which might be why the Los Angeles Lakers rookie is trying to bank as much cash as possible for now—before one of Dad’s ludicrous demands renders him unwanted by the league’s 30 teams.

On Saturday, while actually NBA stars practice and speak with media at Staples Center in Los Angeles in advance of Sunday’s All-Star Game, Lonzo will be about half an hour away, in City of Industry, California, signing autographs for the whopping price of $199 a pop.

Four months into his NBA career, Lonzo is sitting at just 142 field goals made, so that’s a hair over $1.40 per bucket—and that’s without getting the autograph authenticated.

The price probably shouldn’t come as a surprise, unfortunately, considering how much the family’s Big Baller Brand charges for their decidedly mediocre merchandise.

But the 20-year-old’s got more than enough time on his hands—he hasn’t played since January 13. The team went on a nine-game winning streak in his absence.

While his teammates are enjoying their most successful stretch of the season without him, Lonzo is padding his wallet and doing whatever the hell this is.