|LiAngelo Ball Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||November 24, 1998|
LiAngelo Ball has earned a lot of fame on social media and part of his fame is because of his family background. His father, LaVar, is a popular TV personality and a successful entrepreneur while his older brother is considered one of the next big stars in NBA. However, that doesn’t mean LiAngelo’s success and popularity is undeserved. While playing for Chino Hills High School, he finished as the top scorer for his team in multiple campaigns. He even managed to score 72 points during his senior year in a match against Rancho Christian School.
LiAngelo Robert Ball
Anaheim, California, United States
Chino Hills, California, United States
LiAngelo Ball went to Chino Hills High School. Then, he got enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles. However, he didn’t complete his university studies as he decided to focus on his basketball career.
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – LaVar Ball (Former Professional American Football Player, Businessman, Media Personality)
- Mother – Tina Ball
- Siblings – LaMelo Ball (Younger Brother) (Professional Basketball Player), Lonzo Ball (Older Brother) (Professional Basketball Player)
LiAngelo Ball is represented by Harrison Gaines, who also represents his 2 brothers.
3 – Los Angeles Ballers
6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm
104 kg or 229 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
LiAngelo Ball has dated –
- Izzy Morris – LiAngelo Ball started going out with an Instagram model, Izzy Morris, during the junior year of high school. They have had an on-and-off relationship. In June 2018, it was reported by some of the tabloids that Izzy was pregnant with Ball’s child. However, it proved out to be a baseless rumor. In October 2018, he revealed that they had officially ended their relationship.
- Marina Fuentes (2018) – In October 2018, a transgender woman, Marina Fuentes, who is best known for working as a Vegas bottle host, claimed that LiAngelo had a sexual encounter with her while he was in the town for Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin fight in the previous month. She even threatened to release a tape of them engaged in the act.
- Jaden Owens (2018-Present) – Ball started going out with the high school basketball player, Jaden Owens, in 2018. They had first got in touch through Instagram and later met in person in July 2018 when Ball had traveled to Dallas for Los Angeles Ballers and Atlanta Ballers match. They made their relationship public in November 2018.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Czech ancestry on his mother’s side while he is of African-American descent on his father’s side.
In 2018, LiAngelo Ball appeared in a Footlocker commercial along with his father. He has also done endorsement work for his family-owned company, Big Baller Brand.
Best Known For
- Being the son of LaVar Ball, the popular media personality and founder of the Big Baller Brand. LiAngelo is also the younger brother of Lonzo Ball, the Los Angeles Lakers’ player.
- His strong presence on various social media platforms. He has managed to garner over 2.8 million followers on his official Instagram account.
First Basketball Match
In January 2018, he made his professional basketball debut with BC Prienai in the Lithuanian Basketball League match against Lietkabelis Panevėžys. It was a poor debut for him as not only did he fail to score but his team also lost the tie.
First Web Show
In 2017, he made his first web show appearance in The Ball Family episode of the talk show, Sneaker Shopping.
LiAngelo’s father started his training at a very young age to ensure that he, along with his brothers, would have all the necessary physical attributes to become a successful basketball player in the future. When LiAngelo was about 4 or 5 years old, LaVar introduced his sons to bodyweight exercises such as dips and pushups. They also used to hang on the bars for fun and sometimes even in a bid to compete with each other.
Once he had turned 12, LaVar added free weights to LiAngelo’s workouts. So, LiAngelo was also doing bench press and shoulder press, along with pushups and pullups, after turning 12. He also had to regularly do sprints on the mile-long incline of the hill near their family home.
LiAngelo Ball Favorite Things
- Lithuanian Food – Tango Pizza
Source – USA Today
LiAngelo Ball Facts
- When he was 7 years old, he started playing flag football with his brothers. Lonzo used to play as a quarterback while LiAngelo and LaMelo caught passes.
- While growing up, he used to play basketball on Big Ballers VXT, which is an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) under-17 team. His team was coached by his parents.
- When he was studying in the 7th grade, LiAngelo participated in the Junior Phenom Camp with his brothers.
- At the end of his sophomore year in high school, he was rated a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com.
- In April 2015, he reached a verbal commitment to play college basketball for the UCLA Bruins. He signed a letter of intent in November 2016.
- In November 2017, he and his 2 other UCLA freshman teammates were arrested for allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou.
- Soon after their arrest, it was reported by the U.S. media that they potentially faced 3 to 10 years in prison and a fine. However, they were eventually released by the authorities and allowed to fly back.
- After their release, the White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly claimed that Ball and his teammates were released because of the efforts by President Donald Trump and the United States Department of State.
- In the press conference held after their return, Ball owned up to stealing and thanked President Trump for assisting in their release. However, he also insisted that the university had forced him to thank Trump.
- In the aftermath of the shoplifting incident, Ball was suspended from the UCLA basketball team. Soon after, he announced that he was going to drop out of UCLA. It was reported that his father was frustrated with the length of the suspension.
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