Harrison Gaines Rumors
Were you actually ever part of a Ball Sports Group agency or did you independently run your own agency? People have been asking whether Lonzo had any equity in your agency or whether he received a piece of your commissions. Can you clear the air on that? Harrison Gaines: No, the Ball Sports Group was an agency in theory. Lavar and Alan Foster did not want the public to think the brothers were represented by an outside entity. Therefore, I agreed to hold Ball Sports Group out in reference to the brothers.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball and his agent, Harrison Gaines, have mutually agreed to part ways. “Harrison Gaines has been a trusted advisor and close friend for many years,” Ball told ESPN in a statement. “He guided my NBA career with integrity and always had my best interests at heart.”
“Lonzo Ball was the first client to sign with me. He has been nothing short of phenomenal and is one of the bright young NBA Stars. I thank him and his family for giving me an opportunity,” Gaines told ESPN in a statement. “Mutually, we have decided to part ways. I wish Lonzo great success in the future. As I turn this page, I will continue to work hard for all of my clients.”
Under the Bosh rule, if a player petitions for medical clearance, the decision is made by a three-doctor Fitness-to-Play panel. If they give him the thumbs-up, he can start making millions instead of thousands. Austin declined to speak on the record, and a spokesman for the NBA declined comment citing medical privacy rules. NBPA director Michele Roberts also declined to comment publicly, but the union is aware of Austin’s desire to play in the NBA. Agent Harrison Gaines, who also represents Lonzo Ball, is on the case. So we have not heard the last of this story.
In the latest episode of Ball in the Family, their agent, Harrison Gaines, briefed both LiAngelo and LaVar of the slim possibility that LiAngelo had at getting drafted. They were looking at one pick – Phoenix at No. 59 – and that was it. Gaines then presented LiAngelo and LaVar with the option of withdrawing from the draft.
It was only fitting, perhaps, that an intercontinental escapade exhibiting the awesome power of the present day sports-celebrity-industrial complex began with a late-night direct message on Twitter. At around 1:30 a.m. on Dec. 6, Erikas Kirvelaitis, a 21-year-old basketball journalist in Lithuania, sent an unsolicited question via Twitter to Harrison Gaines, a sports agent in Los Angeles with two semifamous teenage clients: Would LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, by any chance, be interested in playing professional basketball in Prienai? Kirvelaitis had been hired only a few months earlier to do part-time communications work for Prienai-Birstonas Vytautas, a small club here in the Lithuanian basketball league. His bosses did not know at first about his Twitter gambit. It was a shot in the dark, anyway.
The Ball brothers have been offered to several clubs in the continent, including teams from the French League and the country’s second division, per BasketEurope. One of those teams is Vichy-Clermont that competes in France’s Pro B (Second Division) league. According to the e-mail sent by their agent, Harrison Gaines, to many overseas clubs, the two players don’t consider money as a “big concern” and they would “ideally like to play for the same club.”. Which makes sense, since this would make the adjustment to their new surroundings much easier.