LiAngelo Ball will reportedly play with one of his brothers on a team from Los Angeles. Unfortunately, it's with Lonzo and it's not for the Los Angeles Lakers or the Clippers. He will team up with his younger brother LaMelo as a part of Los Angeles Ballers, a team is dad runs in the JBA.
LiAngelo Ball couldn't find a spot on an NBA roster this summer so he has instead agreed to join his father's Junior Basketball Association. He is expected to make his JBA debut this Thursday, July 12 against the Philadelphia Ballers.
The middle Ball brother said he just wants to win and is "trying to get better every day" after he went undrafted in the NBA. That's all I want to do, win. I'm trying to play ball and I'm trying to get better every day." His younger brother LaMelo added, "It's all business. If you're not playing hard, you get sent home. They brought in Gelo while he's been working out at home. This is the JBA, you have to come to play. I love playing with my brother, we have great chemistry. It feels good to play with him again."
The Los Angeles Ballers signed LiAngelo Ball on Monday and the JBA put out a press release that sounds like it was written by LaVar himself.
As the official JBA press release reads, "After NBA teams surprisingly passed on LiAngelo Ball, he went to work out and give the teams that passed him a show. After seeing the competitiveness of the JBA and the talent level, LiAngelo made the decision to join the Los Angeles Ballers along with younger brother, LaMelo, and was present for his first practice this past Saturday."
The league is comprised of eight teams based in major cities throughout the country including Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Dallas, New York, Houston, and Los Angeles. Each team, consisting of ten players between the ages of 17-19, will play a total of eight games