LaVar Ball, eccentric patriarch of basketball prodigies

Howard Cosell: This is Howard Cosell telling it Like It Is. With me,

LaVar Ball, we've been discussing the proliferation of the criminal

athlete RIGHT HERE! How do you respond to the suspension of LiAngelo from UCLA after a shoplifting arrest in China?

LaVar Ball: These boys were born to go pro. Your mom’s a P.E. teacher.

I’m a personal trainer. Your last name is Ball. How much more lined up

can you be?

Cosell: After the arrest of your son the Chinese authorities were

heard to exclaim RIGHT THERE! Down Goes Ball! Down Goes Ball! Down

Goes Ball!. How do you respond to expert forecasting that your son's

arrest damages his marketability?

Ball: A billion dollars, it has to be there. That’s our number, a

billion, straight out of the gate. And you don’t even have to give it

to me all up front. Give us $100 mil over 10 years.