Mar 4, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Lavar Ball, father of UCLA Bruins guard Lonzo Ball (2), looks on in the stands before the game between the UCLA Bruins and the Washington State Cougars at Pauley Pavilion.  Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

At this point, it’s fair to wonder if Lavar Ball can walk from his house to his car without doing something that upsets people. He’s made plenty of comments, including some pretty darn controversial ones recently. His Big Baller Shoe brand has also made headlines, mainly for the outrageous price of the product.

But now the shoe brand is under attack for a different reason. According to an Instagram post, Baller Brand is alleging that Ball “stole our brand name a few years ago and added “Big” to brand his name.”

Attention‼️ @Lavar @Zo @Melo @Gelo @bigballerbrand are a thief‼️ He stole our brand name a few years ago and added "Big" to his brand name. We are an Argentinian Brand stablished in 2006, this guy who wasn't creative enough to create his own brand name just took ours. Share it to show the world who is the original @ballerbrand In Ball We Trust. Atención‼️Lavar Ball es un ladrón!!! Robo nuestro nombre de marca unos años atrás y le agrego el "Big" a la suya. Nosotros somos una marca Argentina establecida en el 2006, este hombre que no fue lo suficientemente creativo para crear un nombre, directamente tomo el nuestro. Compártelo para mostrarle al mundo quien es la real marca @ballerbrand @slamonline @bleacherreport @dimemagazine @nbaontnt @nba @real_gm @stepheasmith @worldstar @houseofhighlights @kristineleahy #lavarball #bigballerbrand #ballerbrand #lonzoball #lameloball #ballbrothers #thief #lakers #ballfamily

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Obviously, a lot is going to have to be done to prove that the name was stolen. Given the sport that Ball’s sons play and surname of “Ball,” coming up with a name like “Big Baller Brand” isn’t exactly a reach.

But even if Lavar and his family are innocent in this, this is the kind of story that has potential to get ugly. It can certainly get drawn out for a long period of time and can serve as yet another reason why teams may not be interested in using a high draft pick on Lonzo Ball in 2017.

These are all claims right now so nobody can do anything but form an opinion. But at this point, it is fair to wonder what’s next when it comes to Lavar.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.

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Since 1947, the UCLA Bruins have sent 29 players to the pros in the first round of the NFL draft. How many can you name?

Clue: Year-Draft Number-Position-Team

 

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1947 - 6 QB - GNB
Ernie Case
1961 - 6 DB - SFO
Jimmy Johnson
1961 - 11 QB - SFO
Billy Kilmer
1963 - 8 DB - SFO
Kermit Alexander
1967 - 7 RB - DET
Mel Farr
1974 - 10 DT - SFO
Bill Sandifer
1974 - 17 LB - MIN
Fred McNeill
1979 - 18 DT - SEA
Manu Tuiasosopo
1979 - 21 LB - PHI
Jerry Robinson
1981 - 3 RB - NYJ
Freeman McNeil
1981 - 4 DB - SEA
Kenny Easley
1982 - 16 T - STL
Luis Sharpe
1984 - 18 DB - CLE
Don Rogers
1986 - 18 WR - DAL
Mike Sherrard
1988 - 14 RB - RAM
Gaston Green
1989 - 1 QB - DAL
Troy Aikman
1991 - 2 DB - CLE
Eric Turner
1992 - 25 QB - DEN
Tommy Maddox
1994 - 10 LB - ARI
Jamir Miller
1995 - 10 WR - SFO
J.J. Stokes
1996 - 4 T - BAL
Jonathan Ogden
1998 - 24 DB - NYG
Shaun Williams
1999 - 12 QB - CHI
Cade McNown
2001 - 25 WR - PHI
Freddie Mitchell
2002 - 31 LB - STL
Robert Thomas
2006 - 28 TE - JAX
Marcedes Lewis
2013 - 26 DE - GNB
Datone Jones
2014 - 9 LB - MIN
Anthony Barr
2016 - 27 DT - GNB
Kenny Clark
2017 - 26 - LB - ATL
Takkarist McKinley
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