LaMelo Ball, LiAngelo Ball, LaVar Ball

LaMelo Ball, pictured left, and LiAngelo Ball, center, are considering going overseas to play professional basketball after their father, LaVar Ball, right, screwed up their chances of ever playing in the NBA.

The entitled sons of the unrepentant sports dad are considering playing pro basketball overseas after their father’s antics got them blackballed in the United States.

LaMelo Ball, LiAngelo Ball, LaVar Ball

Gossip tabloid TMZ reports that LaVar, pictured right, pulled 18-year-old LiAngelo, center, out of UCLA because he was upset that his son was suspended from the team for shoplifting pricey sunglasses in China.

LaVar claims the school was wrong for suspending his son even though all charges were dropped. But sports analysts criticized LaVar for pampering LiAngelo and not teaching him to take responsibility for his actions.

Word has it that other top 10 Division 1 schools are shying away from LiAngelo because of his father.

“We are exploring other options with Gelo,” LaVar told ESPN. One of those options is playing professionally in China or Europe, according to Yahoo Sports.

LaVar removed his youngest son, 16-year-old LaMelo, from Chino Hills high school last month to homeschool the teen due to “concerns about the coach”. LaMelo scored 92 points during a game in February, but he struggled when facing tough competition during summer league play (see video below).

Yahho Sports reports that international teams have already started their seasons and roster space is limited.

LaVar’s eldest son, Lonzo Ball, 20, is struggling in his rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

 

Photos by Getty Images




  • Soda
  • Dahl

    Hilarious!!! ??

  • Dahl

    I understand his ambition, but that father is going to be the ruination of his children…

  • Yardgirl

    You took the words right out of my head!! The man is an egomaniac!!

  • Karen Brady

    Hilarious and my thoughts exactly!

  • Karen Brady

    ADIOS!! Don’t let the doorknob hit ya…

  • Yardgirl

    Word!!!

  • Yardgirl

    Sayonara!!

  • Scromes1212

    Get your money young fella! College ain’t going nowhere. If you ball out the NBA will come get you.

  • Kanyade

    Deuces

  • Kanyade

    You used ruination! LOL hilarious. Also, I agree.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I was down for the vision in the beginning, but now I’m starting to get what everyone else was saying about the dad…he str8 up crazy.

  • klwbaby

    I doubt they will play over seas. Maybe the YMCA has a league they can join.

  • TBeezy

    usually bi-racial offspring are attractive, not in this case. The father is a complete a$$hole and exudes anger and macho like behavior. I don’t even think the offspring want to play as much as their dad wants them to, just look at how they play? He’s another Kris Jenner but in the sports world.

  • Phillybruh

    They may have to do what other children have done before, Michael, Janet, Beyoncé, Venus and Serena and fire him. I was riding with him with his back n forth with Trump he was right on that. However him pulling the boy out of school was a dumb move and he will regret it.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    This man has single handedly ruined all three of his sons careers in less than one year smh. I heard UCLA put out a rule last week to media stating they will be banned from the arena if they ask any questions to family members of the players (i.e. Lavar Ball). I think thats why he made his son leave but you can his sons are wimps because at a certain age you want to be independent and dont want you parents to vouch for you. He is very overbearing to his kids and it shows (Im kinda mad cause he made me laugh)…

  • NeverSurprised

    The Age of Majority on CA is 18. That means LiAngelo is an adult. He should hire a competent sports attorney immediately and begin to plan his own career path, while he still has a chance of actually having one.

  • You Could Never

    I called this eons ago.

    Bye. Have a safe trip.

  • MissHarlem

    Here we go with this pageant dad and these alien looking ass kids again ?

  • You Could Never

    Who remembers when the Lakers told Joe Bryant…Kobe dad…to sit his helicopter ass down…circa 1996?

  • pure_rachet

    I’m sorry, not sorry. These are the straight up ugliest LSLH dudes ever!!!!

  • Faithz

    Alien Looking kids, Lmao

  • Ms.Vanilla

    New Post*

  • Faithz

    You are so on point.

  • You Could Never

    Hugs ya

  • NeverSurprised

    You are as delusional as their daddy.

  • MissHarlem

    Meeeeeee ??

  • Faithz

    They have a chance at a future if he would just sit his as
    down some place and Quietly Stfu….

  • MissHarlem

    Motor boats ya ?

  • You Could Never

    Yep yep

  • Faithz

    Yea, Their Dad is very Ignorant looking, and sounding.

  • Ang

    His sons need to tell him to shut up before he ruins their future. The one in college is old enough to speak for himself. He needs to mature quickly and take over his own life before his dumb behavior and his father’s mouth ruin everything. The son in the NBA can mentor his little brothers. Dad needs to sit down.

  • Scromes1212

    Got to strike while iron is hot. He was going to be what he was going to be despite what his dad had to say. Why not make money overseas while his name is hot?

  • MissHarlem

    All three up there looking like mib rejects ?

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Kids can’t help what they look like. I hope they don’t read this blog it may hurt their feelings.

  • MsPam

    It was the Lakers who banned the media from the area where the family members sits because this fool was doing interviews there.

  • klwbaby

    But we both know he can’t do that.

  • Scromes1212

    They light skin so it’s ok to call them ugly smh that’s just how we do in our community.

  • You Could Never

    In honor of their daddy…fukk their feelings. He don’t care. Why should we? They part cave demon.

  • MissHarlem

    Awww we in our feelings awww. Any shade can get it? ?

  • You Could Never

    All shades.

    All.the.shades

  • Athena Panagakos

    He won’t though. HIS ego and HIS pride are everything to him. It’s sad. It’s ruining the lives of his children.

  • MissHarlem

    Cackles ? I’m feeling slight petty today ?

  • MsPam

    Stop telling that lie! I know a lot of bi racial kids/people that are not attractive! Just because you’re bright don’t make you all right!

  • You Could Never

    I don’t even think the offspring want to play as much as their dad wants them to

    This

  • Athena Panagakos

    You’re not human.

  • You Could Never

    Maybe ICDC will start a league for them

  • Scromes1212

    You might be right lol they called me Jesus in high school, I was a supreme being :) (biggie smalls voice)

  • Athena Panagakos

    You’re going to burn in hell. Get right.??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You do know that most rich folks are Trump supporters and no one wants to have to deal with LaVar so his sons’ careers are over before they begin.

  • Scromes1212

    So if everybody telling me my kid ain’t that good but I talk his way into a scholarship to one of the best schools in the country, I’m a bad father? smh lol ok. Without his dad talking his talk he would have been at at a D2 school. Now he gonna get him more money over seas then most people make in a lifetime(if he decides to go). He won’t let his son get used for ratings like every other college player in the country. And that’s a bad thing?

  • Scromes1212

    Lol ok. Keep thumping that bible :)

  • Scromes1212

    You talking about that tax bill they got through?lol looking ass boy lollollol!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    all right now, Trump gonna reply “i don’t know her” next time LeVar needs some international intervention, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Hola, Jesus!

  • my view

    That’s what i’m trying to understand. What parent isn’t going to make their child believe they the best thing in the field they’re in?

  • Bonsai

    The middle one is actually cute. It’s the eldest and youngest one that are hard on the eyes.

  • Bonsai

    Thank you! Say it louder for those that didn’t hear.

  • JackieBrown

    I remember

  • You Could Never

    This boy is also a gatdamn snitch too. I cant with him or his daddy. So this is what his daddy is teaching him. to NOT take responsibilty for his actions and to be a snitch ass bish. I canna

    https://nypost.com/2017/12/05/liangelo-balls-shoplifting-excuse-my-teammates-did-it-first/

    LiAngelo Ball is speaking out at length for the first time since his shoplifting arrest in China – and he is throwing his now-former UCLA teammates under the bus, claiming he was just following their lead during an incident last month.

    “We all went out one night, went to the malls, went to the Louis Vuitton store and, uh, people started taking stuff, and then, you know, me just not thinking and being with them, I took something too,” Ball said.

  • JackieBrown

    Umm your son got himself suspended for shoplifting! It was a international news story, talk about fuk%^! Up. People need to look in the mirror and take responsibility for their actions.

  • You Could Never

    He won’t let his son get used for ratings like every other college player in the country.

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    This is my issue. Bc according to dear ole DAD…he doesnt want “the WHITE man” to profit off of his boys. Yet he sends them to one of the WHITEST schools in the country and guess WHAT? They profited off of not one, but two of them ALREADY. This man is FULL of oxymorons AND shit.

  • JackieBrown

    And your bro is on The Lakers, why are you stealing?
    Dude where is your money? Stupid!

  • You Could Never

    why are you stealing?

    ^^^^^

    “LiAngelo Ball’s shoplifting excuse: My teammates did it first”

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol that cannot be his excuse. So dude is a follower? Shame smh

  • 2gr8ful

    “We are exploring other options with Gelo,” LaVar told ESPN. One of those options is playing professionally in China or Europe, according to Yahoo Sports.
    The same place you were detained because of suspicion of shoplifting???? Ok have fun over there.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Terrible…smh. I was talking to my girl last night about how a lot of these kids are growing up to become followers because they don’t want to use their brains and think for themselves.

  • You Could Never

    Thats his exact excuse.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lord! I know he’s young and we all made dumb mistakes when we were his age, but at some point in your life, young or old, you have to stop saying “They did it, so I did it too.” Like come on. Be smart.

  • JENNYJONES1

    TOO LATE HE ALREADY HAS RUIN THEIR CAREERS. THEY’D HAVE TO COME OUT AS A UNIT AND DENOUNCE HIS PUNK A$$!!!!………JENNY JONES!!!!

  • SpiceGirl

    most kids today are followers…..

  • You Could Never

    The daddy preps them what to say and what not to say on everything ELSE was MY thought. But you let that boy admit that shit this morning on national TV? Like…this is why I cant with LaVar. Im starting to think he dont GAF about those boys. He wants ALL the attention. And that is what drives him.

  • SpiceGirl

    Mr. Ball sit yo arse down!!

  • Lady Elle

    Those names…La, Li…geesh…

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What the hell?
    Yeah that tax bill that will drive up inflation and ruin the economy like the Republicans did before the 1929 crash.

  • https://www.instagram.com/nymagee/ Ny MaGee

    LaGoaway….

  • Browneyes

    overseas to steal

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Yea he should’ve told him not to say that. Just admit to you doing the deed and leave it at that.

  • dontgetblocked

    Right.

  • Clopretty

    This man needs to sit down and be a father and stop over hyping his sons! You got a son in the NBA who isn’t doing what you promised he’d do, got a son in China stealing and getting kicked off a basketball team and a child who is only 16 that it looks like you’re forcing to play basketball he don’t even look like he really want to!! All while your wife is home recovering slowly from a bad stroke! You got a lot of damage control you need to be focused on!! smh

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com What?

    Yeah and I have a feeling that he named all of his boys.

  • dontgetblocked

    Levar tried to do too much too soon. He forgot one important thing…just because he’s married to a white woman…doesn’t make him white. He went up against the President, a white man with a lot of power. Now…it’s over for the two younger sons and things are on the edge for Lonzo. Another ignorant black man destroyed.

  • Solstice

    Somebody please get their uncle Lavar and sat his deranged and delusional ass down somewhere!!! ???

  • Solstice

    Exactly! ? Please say it a little louder so the 4 of them can all hear you.

  • Marlika

    Good ridden!?

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • country57

    Exactly. Well said!!!!

  • country57

    What??!!!! He actually said that? Yeah, he threw them completely under the bus, while making himself look very stupid.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy??

    Adios! Him and his ugly children are annoying! His ugly sons date white women/ girls that call them all sorts of niggas. I hope they’re beige big mouth father continues to run his fat mouth. So they can all go away for good!

  • OP2

    It wasn’t about the money. He could certainly afford those glass and more. It was thrill of being naughty or stealing in a foreign country with peers to prove he’s down or have a dirty secret to pledge and brag about among themselves.

  • Trace da Ace

    Another installment of : when keeping it real goes wrong; the Ball story….smdh

  • OP2

    Because they are not taught by their family raising them how to NOT be a follower but a leader with a positive mind of his or her own that leads towards being a productive and successful person that is both favorable in the eyes of the Good GOD and family (adding pride to your family’s name and history). -instead of being just a lackey/follower of somebody else’s dysfunctional mind when you’re better than that!

  • SpiceGirl

    I have to agree

  • You Could Never

    Yep. On NBC this morning

  • MsVet

    Upset he was suspended for stealing while in China? Why not be upset your son went to another country and stole? He is pimping his children, what a role model he is NOT! Dude needs to get an education.

  • TheOwley

    At first I found him funny but no more. He’s obsessed with his sons and not in a good way. He’s already causing trouble at the Lakers and UCLA is breathing a sigh of relief that this guy is permanently gone. Dude burned that bridge with acid, fire, and a molotov cocktail.

  • Karen Brady

    White women can have those ugs.

  • Ryan

    This is gonna be a 30 for 30 episode.

  • NeverSurprised

    Really. You show no remorse for what your son did, call it “no big deal”, now need to go running back to that same country to beg for a spot on one of their teams. Pathetic.

  • NeverSurprised

    So true. And he stole in a country where family name and “honor” still mean something. I would be shocked if a Chinese team accepted him after that.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    The Lakers sho knew about the dad and his antics Before Lonzo. So they got what they asked for!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Learning from their dad!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    He destroying himself!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Well, one is good at it

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    He didn’t hear, don’t burn the bridge you cross, you may have to cross again

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And crazy adults

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And the media is giving it to him

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    His dad is loud Not smart

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Well, he is even a bigger fool for being a follower!!! So if they jump, he is going to jump too, probably yes

  • Yes

    I actually don’t think LiAngelo is bad looking but those other 2 yea…… and you are right all three of them date white girls smmfh!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Especially in China, but Not for playing basketball

  • 100%

    Yep!

  • Father Ball is pathetic

    I would be a different story if their names were:

    Kobe Ball
    Michael Jordan Ball
    Larry Bird Ball and their father was a
    Wilt Chamberlain Ball, but no we talking about these 3 with a
    idiot father.

  • OP2

    Agreed. However, he is said to have open stores in China for his brand. So, it might change their perception and make for an exception. He is a fool though because that gives them the upper-hand to freeze his businesses & control his family should they get fed up tap dancin’ for China. ijs

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    omggg ??

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I highly doubt they would. They wouldn’t trust him there in their country.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    OMG… I had to cover my mouth cause I was about to bust out laughing LOUD in the office! No lies!! All I could hear in my head was Mariah shady a**.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Right?! I would’ve BEEN told him “Daddy please just STFU already. Let me handle this my way. Embarrassing me and s**t…”.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I don’t remember that! “Helicopter a**” though?!?! Daaaaaayum!!!

  • Mrs.Meenie

    Thanking ?? God this man is not my father.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *cackles*

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    It’s not by choice, that’s what they have to do if they want a career. I believe their father ruined their chances of ever having a career in the stats

  • Dr.Rue

    They all have a White mama….

  • Dr.Rue

    I’m biracial myself, and your first statement is ignorant and not true. We aren’t some supreme species, we come in all varieties of attractiveness or lack thereof

  • Maxima

    He is the basketball version of a stage mother.
    Furthermore, there is nothing more annoying than a pushy, ill-mannered ignoramus.

  • Maxima

    Exactly. I am not a fan of Trump, but had it been my son detained in China, I would have thaned the President and sent him a huge bouquet of flowers. I would have been apologetic in the press and humble to the public. When are people going to learn, you don’t diss the President of the United States — look what happened to Joan Rivers.

  • Arrissasso

    I would have kissed this man and bowed to him for getting my child released from the historically repeat human rights offender and vilolaters known as China. Please parents stop sheltering these kids and let them learn a hard day of labor and sweat and energy devoted to bettering themselves as citizens. I was a teen parent and I see where my mistakes were and I tried triple duty to correct them so that my son at aged 19 now has grown to be a compassionate, strong willed, beautiful human being.

  • EMILY POST

    Chino Hills not very ethnic, the majority of blacks in that state believe they are Mexican or try to pretend to be white. They have zero culture… So its interesting to watch how ESPN hyped this guy and family.
    His sons dont have a chance to have any culture with a father like that and a docile mom. Basketball is the thing that you can tell holds them together…

  • LOVE ALWAYS

    Don’t know what the mom looks like like, but it’s certainly too bad they look like their Herman Monster looking Daddy….yeeyuck!!!!

  • TBeezy

    a hit dog will holler, just saying

  • TBeezy

    Love Always, you couldn’t be more correct!

  • darealwifey

    A bit of humility goes a long way. This did not have to turn into the circus it has become. The boys were wrong. Period. It’s not about Trump. It’s not about how or why the boys were released from China. It’s about doing something wrong, getting caught, and owning the responsibility for it. All they had to do was to show genuine contrition, and apologize deeply to the Chinese people and to their university and family for making a poor decision. That’s it. Should’ve been over. The father is arrogant, and has probably LITERALLY ruined his children’s careers. How do you think these young men will feel in 10-15 years when they look back and see the opportunities that they lost because dad couldn’t stop flapping his gums? What LiAngelo did is forgivable. The father should know better.

  • Mec-One

    Title is all wrong ……. Lavar has yet to let the public know if he gonna have his boys play overseas ……

  • Mec-One

    It’s been a circus before this fiasco ……..

  • Mec-One

    Week long mini series

  • Ryan

    Yup

  • Maxima

    I loved that you raised a great kid and yes, being an American in a foreign lock up, esp. China is no joke!

  • Guess Who

    Every time I see LaVar, I think about that pic of him in them Khaki shorts with his long, heavy nuts stealing the spotlight. UGH. Balls just sitting there like they’re the ones getting interviewed or some shyt.

  • Malcom Flex

    Of course so they can keep giving their money to white women.

  • Malcom Flex

    Momma a manly drab white female.

  • Arrissasso

    Thanks love! I tried so hard to make up for my inexperience and mistskes by molding him into what I wasn’t. Kids nowadays are trolls online and in RL and it really makes you feel sad because this is our future.

  • EMILY POST

    ESPN and the Stanning that they do for this guy is unreal. Like is he the only Black dad with kids that are good in sports… The American Media (ESPN) is the one who is like all on these guys JOCK. Does anybody else play Basketball.. You would think these guys were like the #1 players in the country… The talent should do the talking but the Lame Media keeps hyping. Like Who was the #1 draft pick? Why are they not talking about #1. Why is the media Jocking the #2 and the over hyped kid brothers? Makes no sense what so ever unless they are getting a cut of the baller brand check.

  • Truth

    I dont”t care what no one says this man has issues he is crazy and he is driving those boys crazy too !All of this about him and his lost dreams and him having some money he is using these boys period .black people always think everything is good because of two parents especially a dad but what if the dad is crazy ass hell?Some men do the family a favor walking away.

  • Candance

    I LOVE LaVar Ball. He is the only black man in the media trying to make sure his sons leave a legacy and get all they can out of this thing called life. He is treading the water for his boys to live the dream. Who wouldn’t want a dad to go this hard for something that is 1:1,000,000 chance of achieving! We are mad because he dint say Thank to Trump or that he is vocal about his brand and wants everyone to be on board. Regardless of what BBB does it did something and they will continue to do well. I hope all of their dreams come true. The middle brother did young dumb shit and his dad got over it, and re-positioned why cant we as black people stand with them? White people set their kids up all the time, here we have one doing it in the open and out loud because he is proud and we mad. Watch the episode where he takes care of his wife then come back and hate. #Imafan

  • Candance

    They did apologize!

  • Candance

    Who is a stroke survivor…calm down!!!!!

  • Li

    IMO Lavar is making his sons work for their money and pay him back for the years he had to support them. :) Just saying.

  • Li

    Well look at it this way. LaVar had to support his sons – three of them at a cost of $20,000 each a year. Then, I understand his wife had a stroke, so she’s incapacitated. He’s got to support her. He’s simply telling his sons what every parent says to their kids — get a job and pay me back…..:)

  • Li

    Check back in 5 years. This is probably the best they can do at the moment, but only time will tell.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    True