Lonzo Ball and agent Harrison Gaines mutually part

Lonzo Ball
Apr 2, 2019; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) watches the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder from the bench during the second half at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City won 119-103. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Lonzo Ball and agent Harrison Gaines have decided to mutually part ways, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

Ball released a statement to ESPN regarding the matter.

“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.”

The situation is reportedly unrelated to Alan Foster, who Lonzo Ball is suing for two million dollars related to Big Baller Brand.

“Harrison has always had my back and although we will no longer be working together after mutually deciding to part ways; our relationship will always be bigger than basketball,” Ball said in the statement.

Twitter was quick to take control of the story, insinuating that Ball would sign with Klutch Sports, LeBron James’ representation. However, Shelburne views that relationship as unlikely.

Gaines also released a statement to ESPN regarding the matter.

“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.”

Gaines was never a part of Big Baller Brand, but Ball was his biggest client by far. Others included Jamaal Franklin, Isaiah Austin, Jabari Brown, Xavier Thames and former Yale guard Miye Oni.

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