Lavar Ball’s Socioeconomic Foresight as a Father and a Visionary
Lavar Ball is to be commended as a father and a visionary. He has a socioeconomic foresight for his three sons. I should also point out that he is married to the mother of his sons.
Lavar Ball has taken a page from the Richard Williams playbook (the father of Venus and Serena). These two African-American males understand that success does not have to be determine by the culture and mindset of corporate America (or White American business or cultural norms).
Rapper, The Game, has stepped up to purchase the tennis shoes introduced under Lavar Ball’s Big Baller Brand ZO2. In addition, New Orleans Pelican’s player, Jordan Crawford, became the first NBA Player to purchase a pair of The Big Baller Brand Z02. Chad Johnson, Michael Bennet and other celebrities have also committed to buying a pair. I lift these positive individuals as so many other Black men with a platform have chosen to ridicule the efforts of Lavar Ball to build a brand and a legacy for his family. I will not even mention their names as to give them anymore opposition clamor. Most are very rich and must do what the CEO (Master) says. They have a chore to safeguard their gatekeeper position (I can go in the front door of the Master’s house mentality). Why hate on an initiative that has historic potential written all over it?
It sounds a lot like “get a good job and work hard for somebody else and have a little something.” Lavar Ball is working hard to give others a job and make a socioeconomic impact in America. Isn’t the so-called American Dream rooted in entrepreneurship? Dreamers step outside the box to produce what others cannot envision.
I commend Lavar Ball as a husband, father, entrepreneur, and socioeconomic strategist.
Mark Carven Olds, Managing Director
Midwest Minority Think Tank for Public Policy, Leadership, and Service, LLC.