Lonzo Ball opened up about the fallout with Big Baller Brand co-founder Alan Foster and said money started to disappear around the time his mom got sick
- Lonzo Ball was a guest on LeBron James' HBO show "The Shop."
- During his appearance, Ball opened up about his recent decision to leave Big Baller Brand behind him due to his belief that family friend and BBB co-founder Alan Foster had embezzled money from the company.
- Ball said that the suspicious transactions began while his mother was recovering from a stroke.
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Lonzo Ball opened up about his decision to leave Big Baller Brand in the past and the difficult relationship he had with family friend and BBB co-founder Alan Foster.
Ball made his decision to cut ties with Big Baller Brand, going as far as covering up his "BBB" tattoo, due to his belief that Foster embezzled as much as $1.5 million. Suspicions arose after the funds could not be accounted for while a financial adviser was preparing Ball's taxes.
Read more: Lonzo Ball has severed ties with his family's controversial Big Baller Brand, and a friend of LaVar Ball is at the center of the rift
Appearing on HBO's "The Shop," where LeBron James hosts a variety of personalities from the sports and entertainment world for conversations, Ball spoke about how hurtful it was to know that he had been betrayed by such a close family friend.
"He was like my second dad. He was way more than that, though," Ball said, explaining his connection to Foster, whom he had known since he was just 12 years old. "Like, I bought my mom and dad a house - he had a room in there."
Ball revealed that while searching for the unaccounted $1.5 million, he found that the suspicious money movement began while his mother Tina was recovering from a stroke.
"When we looked at the transactions, that s--- didn't start happening until my mom got sick," Ball said. "Because she took care of all the money s---. So, that's what really hurt me. Like, that s--- hurt me. I don't even know what I'd do if I'd seen him. … When that happened, everything just went off."
Ball also said that telling his father about the situation with Foster was the first time he remembered his father "shut up."
You can watch Ball's comments below.
While Big Baller Brand didn't lead to the grandiose shoe empire that LaVar Ball once dreamed it would, it sounds like Lonzo feels he made the right decision to leave the brand behind.
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.@ZO2_ on telling his dad @Lavarbigballer about Alan Foster.- Audel Del Toro (@Audeezy_) May 6, 2019
"That's the first time I could say that I called him and he literally shut up." @uninterrupted @HBOTheShop pic.twitter.com/2tJRzs70im
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