The Ball Brothers are partnering up with Jay-Z’s Sports Management venture. As reported by ESPN‘s Jonathon Givony, Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo Ball have agreed to join Roc Nation. LaMelo’s agent Jermaine Jackson gave the following statement to Givony regarding the brothers’ decision:
“This was a family decision… This is now an extended family. They put together a beautiful game plan with Jay-Z. The basketball game is about to change. They are going to create something totally new.”
LaMelo, Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball are signing representation agreements with Jay-Z’s agency, Roc Nation Sports. ESPN News story: https://t.co/OK26E2KMVm
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) April 27, 2020
Lonzo Ball, the eldest of the Ball Brothers, is currently the starting point guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, having joined the Pelicans as part of the trade that sent Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers.
While LiAngelo’s path in professional basketball is less clear following him going undrafted in 2018, LaMelo is viewed as one of the main prospects in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft, which will surely make him one of Roc Nation’s main athletes.