After mutually parting ways with his previous agent, Harrison Gaines of SPLASH Sports, Lonzo Ball has agreed to have CAA represent him going forward.
In an interview with our own Darren Heitner, Gaines said that there were no hard feelings toward Lonzo and addressed the rumors to why they both agreed to part ways:
Darren Heitner: Why did you and Lonzo Ball agree to part ways now? Does it have anything to do with the issues the family has with Alan Foster?
Harrison Gaines: No, it does not. As I said in my statement two weeks ago, my interaction with Alan Foster was limited. Anybody around the situation knows I was completely distant from anything Big Baller Brand related. I love Lonzo like a brother; our decision to part ways had nothing to do with our relationship. It was solely based on his family’s new direction/expectations and my own personal growth moving forward.
In a statement to ESPN on Monday, Ball said, “After thinking about this decision over the last few weeks, I concluded that CAA made the most sense for my career both on and off the court. With CAA now in place to manage my basketball career, I can focus my attention and energy on training for the upcoming season.”
The parting ways of Ball and his former agent, Gaines, is a result of severing ties and suing former Big Baller Brand co-founder, Alan Foster, for damages of more than $2 million plus interest, alleging that Foster “conspired to embezzle millions of dollars and then divert those funds for his personal use, including to acquire assets in Ethiopia”.