LaMelo Ball, LiAngelo Ball, LaVar Ball

Sports fans are still shaking their heads over the news that NBA hopefuls LaMelo Ball, 16, and LiAngelo Ball, 18, will play for a pro basketball team all the way in Lithuania, a country in Europe.

Bleacherreport.com writer David Pick detailed the meager life awaiting the Ball brothers in an article titled “What Are LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball Getting Themselves into in Lithuania?”

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LiAngelo Ball LaMelo Ball

Sports dad LaVar Ball is shipping his sons LiAngelo, left, and LaMelo off to Lithunia to play for a pro basketball team. LaVar announced the decision on Instagram.com last night.

“LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are Officially Professional Basketball Players,” he wrote under images of his sons signing pro contracts.

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Chris Cuomo LaVar Ball

CNN host Chris Cuomo, who is substituting for Don Lemon, invited controversial sports dad LaVar Ball on the show to discuss LaVar’s well-publicized beef with President Trump.

Ball is the father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball and LiAngelo Ball, one of three UCLA players who were arrested for shoplifting in China.

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LaVar Ball President Trump

It’s hard to keep making excuses for President Trump who uses a microblogging platform to engage in public battles with opinionated Americans like LaVar Ball.

Ball’s 18-year-old son LiAngelo, brother of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, was arrested along with two other UCLA freshmen for stealing a pair of Louis Vuitton sunglasses at a high end mall in China earlier this month.

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Wendell Brown

When Antoinette Brown saw the news that three UCLA basketball players were arrested for shoplifting in China, her heart sank. She thought about the pain their parents would go through.

“I felt bad for them because I know what we’ve been through,” she said. “I thought, these poor guys and their families are going to go through hell.”

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LiAngelo Ball

The three disgraced UCLA men’s basketball players thanked President Trump for securing their freedom after they returned home to Los Angeles from China. LiAngelo Ball, 18, Cody Riley, 19, and Jalen Hill, 17, thanked Trump in a press conference on Wednesday.

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UCLA players President Trump PResident Xi

Three UCLA men’s basketball players are on their way home to the United States after their arrests for shoplifting in China last week. LiAngelo Ball, 18, Cody Riley, 19, and Jalen Hill, 17, were released on bond under the condition that they remained on house arrest at the Hyatt Hangzhou hotel.

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