Agent Harrison Gaines explains why he parted ways with Lakers’ Lonzo Ball
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball and agent Harrison Gaines mutually agreed to parts ways on Thursday.
Gaines and Ball didn’t have any type of falling out, according to Gaines. The two sides just wanted to head in separate directions.
When asked if the Ball family’s impending lawsuit against Alan Foster played a role in the decision to part ways with the Lakers guard, Gaines said no:
“No, it does not,” Gaines told Darren Heitner of the Sports Agent Blog. “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.”
We’ll see who Lonzo Ball signs as his next agent. The Lakers are missing the playoffs this season, so Ball will have time on his hands to make the decision.
In his second season with the Lakers, Ball averaged 9.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. The 21-year-old shot 40.6% from the field, 32.9% from beyond the arc and 41.7% from the free-throw line.
Ball’s season was cut short after he suffered a serious ankle injury.