In a head-scratcher of a career move, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed a 1-year deal with the Lituanian club Prienu Vytautas, located in the bustling town of Prienai, Lithuania.
Many think the move is a disaster waiting to happen based on news that the team doesn’t have enough money to practice everyday, and the coach has been described as the “LaVar Ball of Lithuania.”
From ESPN: “The team has no GM and doesn’t practice regularly due to the poor financial situation.”
That is not correct. Might not always run the hard-nosed two-a-day usual for European hoops but ‘doesn’t practice regularly’ & ‘due to poor financial situation’ is tall tales.
— Simonas Baranauskas (@LithuaniaBasket) December 11, 2017
Virginijus Seskus, coach of Prienu Vytautas, who is considering signing LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, has been described to me as “the LaVar Ball of Lithuania”. Very high energy guy apparently. Loves to get technical fouls. They’ll get along great, despite him speaking no english.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) December 11, 2017
With all the talk about the Ball boys moving to Lithuania, it got us wondering what the town they’re moving to was like. Well, we found a virtual tour of Prienai on YouTube, and let’s just say, it ain’t Los Angeles. There isn’t any Southern California nightlife, but there is a park.
After watching this, it’s hard to see this publicity stunt lasting more than a couple weeks. Hopefully, LiAngelo can keep his hands off the local merch.
Here’s the tour, you may need a cup of coffee: