Agents Rumors

Harrison Gaines, a 28-year-old Thomas Jefferson law grad, was handpicked by the Ball family to serve as the Ball siblings’ agent. Prior to signing Lonzo, Gaines was not commonly known within the NBA community. But Gaines explained that he has been around the NBA block for some time, and claimed he’s ready for this extraordinary opportunity. Here is an ESPN Q&A introduction to Gaines. Chris Haynes: LaVar is boisterous, and is routinely in the headlines. You’re the exact opposite. It seems like you’re always quietly busy behind the scenes. Is that a fair summation? Harrison Gaines: “My specific role is handling all NBA representation with the Ball family and I stay in my lane as far as that nature. But I think for me, how I view athlete representation, it’s about the player, it’s about the client. And for me, it starts with basketball, everything starts with the game. If you don’t handle your business on the court, then when it comes time to negotiate contracts and everything that’s afforded off of it, that doesn’t apply.
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Why do you think LaVar hand-picked you to represent his sons? Harrison Gaines: “Really, I was just myself. It was a genuine relationship. When I met them, I was still in law school. There were no expectations. I enjoyed watching the boys play. I built a great relationship with LaVar and Tina and it just grew from there. They understood the grind that I was putting in and they were putting in the same type of grind on their side and it just all converged at the right time. It was just a blessing. I couldn’t have predicted it to come out like this, but when genuine relationships blossom and everybody is working hard in their respective fields, sometimes there’s synergy and it works out.”
7 days ago via ESPN