Lonzo Ball Says NCAA Should Pay Players: 'Everybody's Getting Paid Anyway'


If everybody's breaking the rules, it's time for the rule itself to change.

Ball's comments came the same day Pat Forde and Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reported details on a federal probe into college basketball. The report linked current and former college players to National Basketball Association agent Andy Miller, who has been accused of paying players under the table against the NCAA's amateur athlete rules. At least that's what Ball believes. "All the money they generate for the programs and stuff, it's kind of an unfair system".

Ball has been dealing with a sprained MCL he suffered in the Lakers' 107-101 win over the Mavs Jan. 13.

Ball added, "Everybody knows everybody's getting paid, and that's how it is. That's how I feel".

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When asked if he received money from agent in college, Ball said that he did not, and that his family was focused on "going there and getting out" of UCLA.

Walton added, "Obviously, that's a long story that you'd have to find a way to make it work, but at some level, I think, yes, they should be getting paid more".

While the report targeted one specific agency, it appears most college athletes across the nation are being paid.