LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball’s professional basketball careers will begin under unknown circumstances.
The Ball brothers have signed short-term contracts with Lithuanian club Prienu Vytautas, Ball family agent Harrison Gaines told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Big Baller Brand announced Monday night on Twitter.
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are expected to join the club in early January and remain there until the end of the season, according to The Associated Press.
Whether they play significant minutes in Lithuania remains to be seen. ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla doesn’t believe the Ball brothers will earn much money, if they make any at all.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, the eldest of LaVar Ball’s three sons, took the traditional route to the NBA in 2016-17. LiAngelo and LaMelo are starting their respective paths together, but the odds of success appear to be stacked against them.
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