How much do you know about the founder of the NBA? Maybe a little bit more than you thought. Like, did you know he has three basketball playing sons: Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo? Maybe you read about his publicized feud with President Trump.
That’s right, you guessed it. LaVar Ball is the founder of the NBA. Well, he was for a little while, at least. Thanks to a glitch on Google, a search for “nba founder” would return with none other than LaVar Ball.
RT if LaVar Ball is your NBA founder 🏆 pic.twitter.com/JxWKMPlLdk— Overtime (@overtime) January 2, 2018
Google responded to the incident, and apparently it was all a mistake. A spokesperson said that Google ”dropped the ball… We’re taking a timeout to huddle around the issue and expect to rebound soon.” I appreciate the basketball puns, but I am still pretty disappointed that LaVar Ball didn’t really found the NBA. I thought I had some new trivia to bring out at parties.
Although, LaVar Ball is planning to create his own Junior Basketball Association. He wants to create an opportunity for players to make money playing basketball out of high school without going to college. The plan is pretty well-formed by this point, with the lowest-ranked player earning about $3,000 a month and the highest earning $10,000. It would be funded by Ball’s Big Baller Brand.
Maybe this wasn’t a complete mistake, but instead, a glimpse into a future where a person can search “founder” and get a result with LaVar Ball’s name. On purpose. Time will tell where Ball’s own league will go, but the disappointing truth remains: Ball did not really found the NBA. If you search “who founded the NBA” on Google right now, you get New York City. So, I guess… that’s better…