Two Big Ballers will never see a college basketball court.
Days after Lavar Ball pulled LiAngelo out of UCLA, the controversial family patriarch told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that his two youngest sons will sign with an agent and play overseas. By signing with Lonzo’s agent, LaMelo and LiAngelo will no longer be amateurs and end any chance they had at playing college basketball.
“I don’t care about the money,” LaVar Ball said on Thursday morning. “I want them to go somewhere where they will play them together on the court at the same time. The priority is for the boys to play on the same team.”
They may play on the same team, but they will not succeed overseas. Evan Daniels criticized the move on The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast and wrote “it’s not realistic” for either of them to work their way into the NBA without college.
I'm sure overseas teams are lining up for 6-5 stretch fours & 16 year-old unproven shot jackers… | Story: https://t.co/d3qc0XFoDD
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) December 7, 2017
Lavar Ball has become a consistent headline grabber, but by taking his sons overseas where they simply don’t have enough skill to succeed on the court, he has backed his way into a dead end street with no way out.