LaVar Ball Gets Savagely Trolled By European Team’s Coach When He Reaches Out About LiAngelo And LaMelo
LaVar Ball and co. reached out to a European basketball team to see if they’d be interested in having LiAngelo and LaMelo suit up for them. Amazingly, they weren’t.
Not that he didn’t have good reasons. He took LiAngelo out of UCLA having never actually played a game for the team because he thought LiAngelo’s suspension for shoplifting on the team’s trip to China was unfair. As for pulling LaMelo out of high school, Lavar did because the team’s coach wasn’t letting LaMelo shoot 50 shots a game. Totally rational decisions in both cases.
Then, just to make sure neither of his son’s will ever see the floor of a college basketball game, both kids have reportedly signed with agents.
And it seems that they are wasting no time seeking out professional teams for LiAngelo and LaMelo to play for, including BC Lietkabelis in Lithuania.
Apparently that isn’t going to be an option for the Balls anytime soon, because the coach of the team, Arturs Stalbergs’ response, was a masterful stroke of trolling.
“Yes, we have an opening at the security staff since they have an experience in this field,” Stalbergs wrote in response on Twitter.
According to Yahoo! Sports, LaVar, LiAngelo and LaMelo should probably start getting used to dealing with rejection.
A Division I coach who scouted LiAngelo in high school said Tuesday that he projected him as a small-ball power forward at a mid-major program had UCLA not taken him as part of a package deal with his brothers. An NBA scout familiar with LiAngelo’s game echoed that, pegging him as “a mid-major type player” ill-prepared for professional basketball.
“No young players, with the exception of the occasional DeAndre Ayton or Luka Doncic, are good enough to succeed in the top division overseas or in the G League at 18 or 19 years old,” the NBA scout said. “LiAngelo could probably play third division in Spain, France or Germany. I doubt that’s what he has in mind.”
Eh, none of that matters as long as you have your own line of shoes, right?
I mean, who isn’t going to shell out a few hundred bucks to dress just like a guy who might be playing in a lower-level league in Germany some day?