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Company claims LaVar Ball and Big Baller Brand stole its name

Big Baller Brand, LaVar Ball
Michael Dixon
Written by Michael Dixon

At this point, it’s fair to wonder if Lavar Ball can walk from his house to his car without doing something that upsets people. He’s made plenty of comments, including some pretty darn controversial ones recently. His Big Baller Shoe brand has also made headlines, mainly for the outrageous price of the product.

But now the shoe brand is under attack for a different reason. According to an Instagram post, Baller Brand is alleging that Ball “stole our brand name a few years ago and added “Big” to brand his name.”

Attention‼️👮🏽👮🏻 @Lavar @Zo @Melo @Gelo @bigballerbrand are a thief‼️ He stole our brand name a few years ago and added "Big" to his brand name. We are an Argentinian🇦🇷 Brand stablished in 2006, this guy who wasn't creative enough to create his own brand name just took ours.😡 Share it to show the world who is the original @ballerbrand 🗣 In Ball We Trust. Atención‼️👮🏽👮🏼Lavar Ball es un ladrón!!! Robo nuestro nombre de marca unos años atrás y le agrego el "Big" a la suya. Nosotros somos una marca Argentina 🇦🇷establecida en el 2006, este hombre que no fue lo suficientemente creativo para crear un nombre, directamente tomo el nuestro. Compártelo para mostrarle al mundo quien es la real marca @ballerbrand @slamonline @bleacherreport @dimemagazine @nbaontnt @nba @real_gm @stepheasmith @worldstar @houseofhighlights @kristineleahy #lavarball #bigballerbrand #ballerbrand #lonzoball #lameloball #ballbrothers #thief #lakers #ballfamily

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Obviously, a lot is going to have to be done to prove that the name was stolen. Given the sport that Ball’s sons play and surname of “Ball,” coming up with a name like “Big Baller Brand” isn’t exactly a reach.

But even if Lavar and his family are innocent in this, this is the kind of story that has potential to get ugly. It can certainly get drawn out for a long period of time and can serve as yet another reason why teams may not be interested in using a high draft pick on Lonzo Ball in 2017.

These are all claims right now so nobody can do anything but form an opinion. But at this point, it is fair to wonder what’s next when it comes to Lavar.

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Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon

Bay Area born and raised, I have extensive experience in both the print and online worlds. There are few things in this world I love doing more than talking sports.