The Ball family has become very popular in recent years because of their skillset on the basketball court but also because we live in a world of social media and various platforms that have risen their popularity by a large margin.
As you probably know LaMelo and LiAngelo played for Lithuanian basketball club BC Prienai, formerly known as BC Vytautas, and it's safe to say they are happy to have the Ball family off their hands.
Lithuanian coach Virginijus Seskus did not hold back on ripping LaVar Ball and his two younger sons, saying that LiAngelo and LaMelo never had the skills to play in the Lithuanian league and that the team’s partnership with the Ball family was just founded on the Big Baller Brand’s financial support.
In a press release that came out a couple of days ago, the club basically said: "Big Baller Brand tried to destroy the club."
Their head coach Virginijus Seskus didn't hold out when it comes to Ball family and the impact they had while playing in Lithuania.
“The first and most crucial mistake we made was allowing them, especially LaVar, think that they are in charge of the club — its decisions, its plans, and even the game,” coach Virginijus Seskus said in a statement released by the Prienai-Birstonas Vytautas, now known as BC Prinai-Skycop, of the Lithuanian league on Thursday.
“His boys were nowhere near the level of the LKL, let alone NBA, which the league obviously understands, seeing the draft outcome.”
“The most disappointing fact was that they had no inner drive to become better,” Seskus said. “And when they saw it was going nowhere, they started destroying the club, not paying out prize money to the Big Baller Brand tournament winners, etc.”
“It was a short-term move, and it did the job,” Seskus said of the business relationship with Big Baller Brand. “The club survived and that is the most important fact.”
It's safe to say that the members of Ball family won't be invited to Lithuania anymore. They are currently heavily involved with their Los Angeles Ballers championship team reunion.