By Sandra Rose  | 

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. 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?"

via -- Former American players say the rural Lithuanian town where the two teens have signed to play is like living on a farm. No restaurants, no malls, but hey, no traffic congestion. Players stay at the Royal SPA Residence in Birstonas, 10 minutes from the arena.

"You can count on one hand the amount of street lights in that city," said veteran American pro player Billy Baron, who spent his rookie season in Europe at Rytas Vilnius for the man who will be the Ball brothers' new coach, Virginijus Seskus. "There is nothing to do in that place. It's the ultimate life of going to practice and back to the hotel."

LaMelo Ball, LiAngelo Ball, LaVar Ball

The Ball brothers should feel right at home with their new coach, Virginijus Seskus, who is reportedly as erratic as their father, LaVar Ball.

A former player for the Lithuanian team, Mike Moser, described coach Seskus as "crazy".

"I had good coaches; he wasn't one of them. I don't care if you're a rookie or a vet, he's hard to play for."

Moser continued: "He used to get so mad and kick balls in practice. He was always yelling and cursing for no reason, even at the locals. If he coaches the same, those boys LiAngelo and LaMelo will be home within a month."

  • Noirluv45

    Whether they stay or go...?????

  • JV

    Ironically, this may be correct. According to an ESPN report, their contracts might only be for... wait for it... one month!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    he sounds abusive AF .... Chile

  • Renee26

    Sounds like prison...or boot camp. Maybe this was punishment for the boys

  • kitttykatlady

    Cant steal nothing

  • Renee26

    That's a waste of short is the teams season?? LOL

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  • Renee26

    This was my thought when they said nothing was in the town

  • Simone

    I love this family and their Facebook show The Big Ball Family.

  • what?why

    Coach sounds like the father of these boys - no win for losing.

  • Ebony N’ Sweet

    The middle child is always the one with all the issues.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    This will keep them out of the spotlight & hopefully out of trouble.

  • OP2

    Not always. It is usually the youngest where the aging parents are often too emotionally exhausted to put in the same effort of morally guiding the youngest like the others.

    They find it easier to just dote on the baby and make excuses for any bad behavior by blaming the older kids or passing it off as 'oh, he/she is the baby.'

  • Marlika

    I’m sick of hearing about these mofos!!

    And I hate parents who decide their kids fate/ future. ??

  • Dahl

    I find they are usually the forgotten child...

  • Lady_Elle

    They are! :-(

  • Dahl

    Like someone said below, I think he’s punishing his boys. They’ve essentially blown their NBA prospects, and this is his way of teaching them a lesson. I don’t think he’ll make them stay long, tho...

  • bemetoo

    How is this punishment for the boys?? Only one got into trouble not both...some people care enough to post but not enough to read..the dad is crazy attention seeking opportunist and he's mad that people aren't bowing down because he has talented kids...its his fault that his kids are being scrutinized and passed "To the left to the left" he needs a table full of humble pie

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    I watched their breakfast club interview and its sad that Lavar spoke the entire time as if these boys are infants who cant speak. These boy are 19 and 16 and came across as awkward and scared to have an original thought in their head. You can tell the dad is delusional and a tad bit manipulative and I saw that during that hour long interview. He has a nice play on words but you have to dig deeper than the surface. Outside of their social media presence these 2 boys seem sad and overly occupied with satisfying their dads dreams vs. their own. I admire all fathers who are there because they are supposed to be but damn they seem like they are in a Cult. Neither one of those boys seem happy about going to play especially the youngest one. Let your kids be who they want to be not who you want them to be. Lavar is supportive of all his boys no denying that but hes benefiting off of his kids.

  • Ghost

    This is ALL about the Father. He was mad that UCLA put the middle son on indefinite suspension. Instead of letting him put in the work and redeem himself ..DADDY gets mad because UCLA isn't cooperating with HIS he pulls him out. The younger son was playing ball for the high school...DADDY got mad at that coach and pulled the younger son out.

    It appears that DADDY is used and requires his household bowing down to him and he thinks thats the way it goes everywhere else. The boys look miserable..but this is the drill so they go along with it and I haven't heard the wife say a word..I don't know how this is going to play out but I don't see it turning out good for the young men. And Lonzo (the oldest) is probably so glad to have a glimpse of FREEDOM..thats why he doesn't say anything! if he has to go back to DADDY house....smh

  • Kayke

    They have a month to see if it suits them...then decide to renege or stay.
    It's basically a test drive.

  • Scorpiess

    His dad said he was going to sign them and he did. He signed them! End of discussion. His dad is a man-who-can. Eastern Europe is a harsh environment not for the faint hearted. I'll give them two weeks max!

  • nekkkyj

    Their dad has them brainwashed they probably will never date or get married

  • Armymom20

    This family is getting as bad as the Kardashian's... please just go away.

  • Moon Lee

    Dad is a total nut job!

  • A D N

    Unattractive family. I'll be glad when the boys become men and tell their dad...bye.

  • kekeb

    Let them live their life!! Geesh

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    "Papa don't take noooo mess," in James Brown's voice!!!

  • NeverSurprised

    They're already dating. A couple of their white girlfriends have been seen on their reality show.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Why would you do something like this to you kids. I'm sure he could have held out for something better

  • Maxima

    Oh sit, I stand corrected. LaVar Ball is hard core parenting. This ain't some ego trip for him; THIS IS PUNISHMENT for LiAngelo fuckin' up at UCLA

  • Maxima

    We don't know what kind of "terrible teens" the 16 year old is going through. This is punishment.

  • dontgetblocked

    Why is the 16 year old being pulled out of high school to play basketball in Eastern Europe. I mean...I'm confused. What is this man thinking?

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    And the wife seems scared of him.

  • Maxima

    Maybe he is in serious rebellious mode. With a father like that....

  • AG

    Why are we acting like they won’t just play over there for a year or two, and then just come back and get NBA contracts?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Wow ... Dude is very telling

  • lovelygamour

    GcnThe youngest cant ?play college cause of ?the shoe deal and the middle cause of suspension. So dad ch?ose a tough team that will cut him some slack on getting the boys usa nba ready. If lavar helps that team no one can question him again. Good call pops. ?

  • speakinmymind

    Those names...??

  • Michael Washington

    I bet that dad is a beast n the sack.., He look lika freak.