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LaVar Ball's Junior Basketball Association tips off tonight

Aside from the 2018 NBA draft, tonight is a big night in basketball — for the Ball family.


Brittany King


LaVar Ball's much-hyped Junior Basketball Association will begin tonight, Thursday, (June 21) at 8 p.m. ET, with every game available to stream on Facebook Live and the league's Facebook page.

 

Ball's league is a paid alternative to college basketball for young NBA hopefuls. He said the league will pay its players "$3,000 per month in salary and 60 percent of the proceeds from their jerseys, which are slated to sell for $80 apiece," according to USA Today.

I'm picking 64 kids for this league, and every one of them got a story.

The league's schedule for its first season is below:                     

 

First-Round JBA League Games:

 

June 21: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California

June 23: Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

June 24: Accesso ShoWare Center, Kent, Washington

June 26: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois

June 28: Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, Texas (Dallas)

June 29: Hofstra University, Queens, New York

July 3: Infinite Energy Center, Atlanta, Georgia

July 5: Cure Arena, Trenton, New Jersey

Matchups can be found at JBALeague.com.

 

Second-Round JBA League Games:

July 12: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California

July 14: Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas

July 17: Eagle Bank Arena, Fairfax, Virginia

July 19: Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, Texas (Dallas)

July 21: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois

July 24: Infinite Energy Center, Atlanta, Georgia

July 26: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

July 29: Cure Arena, Trenton, New Jersey

 

JBA League All-Star Game:

Aug. 2: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois

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