Facebook Commissioned A Documentary About Lonzo Ball And His Family

Mark Zuckerberg buys into the Big Baller Brand.

The ball era!

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The internet has been busy with news of L.A. Lakers player Lonzo Ball this year, from clowning his $495 signature sneaker to checking out his actually quite good Drake remix. It makes sense then that Facebook is making a documentary series on the basketball rookie and his family.

As Mark Zuckerberg's company moves into original video content, Deadline reports that it has picked up the rights to an as-yet-untitled series based on the Balls. This will include outspoken dad LaVar, plus talented college player sons Liangelo and LaMelo. Lonzo Ball, meanwhile, was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers as their No. 2 pick in June. The number and length of episodes of both series is still to be determined.

A second show, Returning The Favor, follows presenter Mike Rowe as he meets people across the country who go out of their way to help others. One episode, teased online by Rowe, sees him spending time with a motorcycle mechanic who helps veterans with PTSD.

Facebook Commissioned A Documentary About Lonzo Ball And His Family