LaMelo Ball Has Left For Lithuania – Things Are About To Get Real

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LaMelo Ball is on his way to Lithuania to begin his career as a professional basketball player.

TMZ reported the following Tuesday:

It’s go time … 16-year-old LaMelo Ball has announced he’s leaving for Lithuania today to begin his new career as a pro basketball player! 

Guessing his 19-year-old brother, LiAngelo, will join him on the flight — they’re both expected to make their debut for Prienu Vytautas on January 9. 

Well, things are about to get real for the Ball brothers. Just a couple months ago LaMelo was one of the best high school players in America and his brother was at UCLA. So much has changed in that short period of time.

Blessing to sign as a pro, thanks to everyone that supports us

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LiAngelo got arrested in China, left UCLA and the two youngest Ball brothers signed pro deals in Europe.

Looks like we’re finally going to find out if the younger Ball brothers can live up to the standard set by their older brother Lonzo or if they’ll fade away into obscurity. My guess is that with LaVar running the show, we’re all in for an entertaining time no matter what happens.

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