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‘Ball In The Family’ launches Thursday on Facebook

The basketball family’s reality show will offer behind-the-scenes look at life

12:51 PMWe all knew this was coming, but it’s finally here. The Ball family has its own reality show. It was announced a while back that the show would be appearing on Facebook, and we’ve now got our first look at what the basketball clan is like behind the scenes, when it’s just them and the cameras.

I’ve explained to everyone my thoughts on the Balls taking the Kardashian route to entertainment fame: I’m completely here for it. I, in fact, want the two families to merge through love or business, on some level, creating what I’ve been calling “The Balldashians” since Day 1.

On a basic level, this show looks very fun. The Balls, if nothing else, know how to have a good time, and it shows. Beyond their ability to play basketball are their relationships with each other. It goes through summer league, where Lonzo balled out. It covers mom Tina Ball’s health situation and, in general, looks full-blown interesting.

You can say what you want about LaVar Ball trying to exploit his children for this that and a third, but I’m never going to hate on a dad who just wants to create every single opportunity for his family that he can while keeping them together and focused.

“We are thrilled to work with the Ball family to share their remarkable story at a pivotal moment in their lives,” Gil Goldschein, chairman and CEO of Bunim/Murray Productions, said in a press release. “For fans, it will be a front-row seat to how the family deals with the sky-high expectations heaped upon it. For Bunim/Murray, participating in the launch of Facebook’s new Watch platform and contributing to its video ecosystem is exciting because it fits with our long history of pioneering new formats and using our programs to help launch platforms.”

You might remember that company for another reality show franchise it launched that transformed small-screen entertainment: MTV’s The Real World. It also is behind quite a few actual Kardashian productions. The docuseries premieres Thursday on Facebook’s new Watch platform.

“We wanted to give our fans an unfiltered look into our lives and show them a side of us that isn’t typically seen,” LaVar Ball said.

Something tells me this is going to work.

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12:51 PMWe all knew this was coming, but it’s finally here. The Ball family has its own reality show. It was announced a while back that the show would be appearing on Facebook, and we’ve now got our first look at what the basketball clan is like behind the scenes, when it’s just them and the cameras.

I’ve explained to everyone my thoughts on the Balls taking the Kardashian route to entertainment fame: I’m completely here for it. I, in fact, want the two families to merge through love or business, on some level, creating what I’ve been calling “The Balldashians” since Day 1.

On a basic level, this show looks very fun. The Balls, if nothing else, know how to have a good time, and it shows. Beyond their ability to play basketball are their relationships with each other. It goes through summer league, where Lonzo balled out. It covers mom Tina Ball’s health situation and, in general, looks full-blown interesting.

You can say what you want about LaVar Ball trying to exploit his children for this that and a third, but I’m never going to hate on a dad who just wants to create every single opportunity for his family that he can while keeping them together and focused.

“We are thrilled to work with the Ball family to share their remarkable story at a pivotal moment in their lives,” Gil Goldschein, chairman and CEO of Bunim/Murray Productions, said in a press release. “For fans, it will be a front-row seat to how the family deals with the sky-high expectations heaped upon it. For Bunim/Murray, participating in the launch of Facebook’s new Watch platform and contributing to its video ecosystem is exciting because it fits with our long history of pioneering new formats and using our programs to help launch platforms.”

You might remember that company for another reality show franchise it launched that transformed small-screen entertainment: MTV’s The Real World. It also is behind quite a few actual Kardashian productions. The docuseries premieres Thursday on Facebook’s new Watch platform.

“We wanted to give our fans an unfiltered look into our lives and show them a side of us that isn’t typically seen,” LaVar Ball said.

Something tells me this is going to work.

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12:51 PMWe all knew this was coming, but it’s finally here. The Ball family has its own reality show. It was announced a while back that the show would be appearing on Facebook, and we’ve now got our first look at what the basketball clan is like behind the scenes, when it’s just them and the cameras.

I’ve explained to everyone my thoughts on the Balls taking the Kardashian route to entertainment fame: I’m completely here for it. I, in fact, want the two families to merge through love or business, on some level, creating what I’ve been calling “The Balldashians” since Day 1.

On a basic level, this show looks very fun. The Balls, if nothing else, know how to have a good time, and it shows. Beyond their ability to play basketball are their relationships with each other. It goes through summer league, where Lonzo balled out. It covers mom Tina Ball’s health situation and, in general, looks full-blown interesting.

You can say what you want about LaVar Ball trying to exploit his children for this that and a third, but I’m never going to hate on a dad who just wants to create every single opportunity for his family that he can while keeping them together and focused.

“We are thrilled to work with the Ball family to share their remarkable story at a pivotal moment in their lives,” Gil Goldschein, chairman and CEO of Bunim/Murray Productions, said in a press release. “For fans, it will be a front-row seat to how the family deals with the sky-high expectations heaped upon it. For Bunim/Murray, participating in the launch of Facebook’s new Watch platform and contributing to its video ecosystem is exciting because it fits with our long history of pioneering new formats and using our programs to help launch platforms.”

You might remember that company for another reality show franchise it launched that transformed small-screen entertainment: MTV’s The Real World. It also is behind quite a few actual Kardashian productions. The docuseries premieres Thursday on Facebook’s new Watch platform.

“We wanted to give our fans an unfiltered look into our lives and show them a side of us that isn’t typically seen,” LaVar Ball said.

Something tells me this is going to work.

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12:51 PMWe all knew this was coming, but it’s finally here. The Ball family has its own reality show. It was announced a while back that the show would be appearing on Facebook, and we’ve now got our first look at what the basketball clan is like behind the scenes, when it’s just them and the cameras.

I’ve explained to everyone my thoughts on the Balls taking the Kardashian route to entertainment fame: I’m completely here for it. I, in fact, want the two families to merge through love or business, on some level, creating what I’ve been calling “The Balldashians” since Day 1.

On a basic level, this show looks very fun. The Balls, if nothing else, know how to have a good time, and it shows. Beyond their ability to play basketball are their relationships with each other. It goes through summer league, where Lonzo balled out. It covers mom Tina Ball’s health situation and, in general, looks full-blown interesting.

You can say what you want about LaVar Ball trying to exploit his children for this that and a third, but I’m never going to hate on a dad who just wants to create every single opportunity for his family that he can while keeping them together and focused.

“We are thrilled to work with the Ball family to share their remarkable story at a pivotal moment in their lives,” Gil Goldschein, chairman and CEO of Bunim/Murray Productions, said in a press release. “For fans, it will be a front-row seat to how the family deals with the sky-high expectations heaped upon it. For Bunim/Murray, participating in the launch of Facebook’s new Watch platform and contributing to its video ecosystem is exciting because it fits with our long history of pioneering new formats and using our programs to help launch platforms.”

You might remember that company for another reality show franchise it launched that transformed small-screen entertainment: MTV’s The Real World. It also is behind quite a few actual Kardashian productions. The docuseries premieres Thursday on Facebook’s new Watch platform.

“We wanted to give our fans an unfiltered look into our lives and show them a side of us that isn’t typically seen,” LaVar Ball said.

Something tells me this is going to work.

Daily Dose: 8/28/17

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12:51 PMWe all knew this was coming, but it’s finally here. The Ball family has its own reality show. It was announced a while back that the show would be appearing on Facebook, and we’ve now got our first look at what the basketball clan is like behind the scenes, when it’s just them and the cameras.

I’ve explained to everyone my thoughts on the Balls taking the Kardashian route to entertainment fame: I’m completely here for it. I, in fact, want the two families to merge through love or business, on some level, creating what I’ve been calling “The Balldashians” since Day 1.

On a basic level, this show looks very fun. The Balls, if nothing else, know how to have a good time, and it shows. Beyond their ability to play basketball are their relationships with each other. It goes through summer league, where Lonzo balled out. It covers mom Tina Ball’s health situation and, in general, looks full-blown interesting.

You can say what you want about LaVar Ball trying to exploit his children for this that and a third, but I’m never going to hate on a dad who just wants to create every single opportunity for his family that he can while keeping them together and focused.

“We are thrilled to work with the Ball family to share their remarkable story at a pivotal moment in their lives,” Gil Goldschein, chairman and CEO of Bunim/Murray Productions, said in a press release. “For fans, it will be a front-row seat to how the family deals with the sky-high expectations heaped upon it. For Bunim/Murray, participating in the launch of Facebook’s new Watch platform and contributing to its video ecosystem is exciting because it fits with our long history of pioneering new formats and using our programs to help launch platforms.”

You might remember that company for another reality show franchise it launched that transformed small-screen entertainment: MTV’s The Real World. It also is behind quite a few actual Kardashian productions. The docuseries premieres Thursday on Facebook’s new Watch platform.

“We wanted to give our fans an unfiltered look into our lives and show them a side of us that isn’t typically seen,” LaVar Ball said.

Something tells me this is going to work.

Daily Dose: 8/25/17

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12:51 PMWe all knew this was coming, but it’s finally here. The Ball family has its own reality show. It was announced a while back that the show would be appearing on Facebook, and we’ve now got our first look at what the basketball clan is like behind the scenes, when it’s just them and the cameras.

I’ve explained to everyone my thoughts on the Balls taking the Kardashian route to entertainment fame: I’m completely here for it. I, in fact, want the two families to merge through love or business, on some level, creating what I’ve been calling “The Balldashians” since Day 1.

On a basic level, this show looks very fun. The Balls, if nothing else, know how to have a good time, and it shows. Beyond their ability to play basketball are their relationships with each other. It goes through summer league, where Lonzo balled out. It covers mom Tina Ball’s health situation and, in general, looks full-blown interesting.

You can say what you want about LaVar Ball trying to exploit his children for this that and a third, but I’m never going to hate on a dad who just wants to create every single opportunity for his family that he can while keeping them together and focused.

“We are thrilled to work with the Ball family to share their remarkable story at a pivotal moment in their lives,” Gil Goldschein, chairman and CEO of Bunim/Murray Productions, said in a press release. “For fans, it will be a front-row seat to how the family deals with the sky-high expectations heaped upon it. For Bunim/Murray, participating in the launch of Facebook’s new Watch platform and contributing to its video ecosystem is exciting because it fits with our long history of pioneering new formats and using our programs to help launch platforms.”

You might remember that company for another reality show franchise it launched that transformed small-screen entertainment: MTV’s The Real World. It also is behind quite a few actual Kardashian productions. The docuseries premieres Thursday on Facebook’s new Watch platform.

“We wanted to give our fans an unfiltered look into our lives and show them a side of us that isn’t typically seen,” LaVar Ball said.

Something tells me this is going to work.