Prepare yourself for the Big Baller World Tour.
Brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are beginning to explore potential options to sign with a professional club overseas, Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania is reporting.
In the wake of the Ball brothers’ father, LaVar, pulling LiAngelo out of UCLA Monday, the pair’s representative has “started initial contact with overseas teams this week.”
This decision to go pro would end LiAngelo’s short-lived collegiate career – one that never saw him play a single game for the Bruins and will infamously be remembered for his involvement in a shoplifting incident with teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill – and will see youngest Ball brother LaMelo – a top-10 player of the class of 2019 – never play a single NCAA game, despite first verbally committing to UCLA when he was just 13.
LaVar, the Ball family patriarch, pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA Monday, telling ESPN that he would “make [his second son] way better for the [NBA] draft than UCLA ever could have.” He also says his “grand plan” is for all three sons to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.
It would seem going the path that was most similarly treaded by Brandon Jennings and Emmanual Mudiay is the answer LaVar and the rest of the Ball family have come up with.
LiAngelo and LaMelo are the younger brothers of the 2017 NBA Draft’s No. 2-overall pick Lonzo Ball.