LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball arrived in Lithuania to a ton of hype and fanfare, but today they finally got on the court for their first practice with their new club Prienu Vytautas. Let’s just say, it ain’t the Pac-12. Maybe we’re missing something.
Not to point out the obvious here, but it’s hard to argue this glorified rec league team is better for the Ball kids’ basketball development than playing at UCLA.
Watch the video. It may be the least hustle and energy ever recorded on a basketball court. What’s the Lithuanian word for defense? This is going to last about two weeks.
LiAngelo Ball with a layup here early in his first practice with his new team in Lithuania. LaMelo has struggled early with his shot. pic.twitter.com/Db5MGCFDpM
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 5, 2018