LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball took a big step up in competition Saturday morning in their second basketball game in Lithuania and failed to score a point.
LiAngelo, 19 and LaMelo, 16 played sparingly for Vytautas in the team’s 95-86 road loss to Lietkabelis.
LiAngelo went 0 for 3 from the field in a little more than nine minutes. LaMelo played just over five minutes and was 0 for 4 shooting.
The Ball brothers combined for 29 points Tuesday in their Lithuanian debut in an exhibition Big Baller Brand Showcase game against a junior team comprised primarily of teenagers.
Saturday’s game, however, represented their
LaVar Ball has created a monster. Its name is LaVar Ball.
Last week while he created (more) headlines, pulling middle son LiAngelo out of UCLA, saying he will take him and LaMelo, whom LaVar had already pulled out of Chino Hills High, to play together overseas, the Lakers began barring the press from the family area at Staples Center.
The press called it “the LaVar rule,” since it was clearly meant to keep them away from the out-of-control paterfamilias who had become increasingly critical of the Lakers.
If only silencing him was that easy, or possible …
LaVar Ball joined CNN for a live interview with anchor Chris Cuomo on Monday night to discuss his recent controversy with President Donald Trump, which escalated Sunday when President Trump tweeted out several remarks about Ball’s recent comments about the President’s involvement with getting Ball’s son LiAngelo and two other UCLA basketball players out of jail in China. The trio of UCLA players were detained and arrested for shoplifting in China earlier this month.
Here is a little taste of Monday night’s interview:
LaVar Ball on why he didn’t thank President Trump for bringing his son, LiAngeloTo see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below