LiAngelo Ball isn't going to let a few bumps in the road stop him from realizing his dream of making it to the National Basketball Association one day.
Sure, it's not the Lakers, or even the Clippers, but with Monday's announcement from the JBA League that LiAngelo Ball will join LaMelo on the Los Angeles Ballers, it means LaVar has his boys one step closer (?) to completing his master plan.
For now, he'll ply his trade in the JBA, a league created by his father and marketed as an alternative to the NCAA. The league debuted in late June to a small crowd in Ontario, Calif., and features mainly players ranging from 18 to 20 years old. "That's all I want to do, win".
"I think it prepared me a little better as far as going against grown men that care about their job every day", LiAngelo said.
"If you thought the first round of the JBA League games were exciting, then you have seen nothing yet with round two". His younger brother LaMelo added, "It's all business". They brought in Gelo while he's been working out at home. This is the JBA, you have to come and play. "It feels good to play with him again".
The 6-foot-5 LiAngelo has said that he wanted to join his brother, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, on the Lakers.
LiAngelo, 19, was set to play for UCLA last fall before getting suspended for his involvement in a shoplifting incident while the team was in China on an exhibition tour.