LiAngelo Ball Rumors

As the first round got underway, LiAngelo revealed that the Lakers had been talking to him that day. He was sure that either the Lakers or Suns would take him in the second round. He was watching LaMelo’s game when the Lakers picked at No. 47. Upon learning that Los Angeles went with Kansas’ Svi Mykhailiuk, LiAngelo left his seat to watch the remainder of the draft from a back room. Mykhailiuk ended up being one of the Lakers’ breakout performers in Summer League.
But the brothers weren’t able to live up to the incredible hype. LiAngelo Ball averaged 12.6 points in 14 games, but ended up sidelined with an ankle injury. LaMelo Ball saw his playing time decrease as the season went on and ended up averaging 6.5 points in eight games. “The most disappointing fact was that they had no inner drive to become better,” Seskus said. “And when they saw it was going nowhere, they started destroying the club, not paying out prize money to the Big Baller Brand tournament winners, etc.”
LaVar Ball says the pathway for LiAngelo Ball to get to the Lakers is a clear one … and it runs through the new hoops league he created — THE JBA!! L.A. — along with the other 29 teams in the NBA — passed on Gelo in the draft last month … so now the most famous Ball has a new plan to fix that — put him in a JBA jersey with LaMelo. “It’s not even a yellow brick road,” LaVar tells TMZ Sports. “It’s a road that he has to take. It’s nothing wrong with this.”
LiAngelo Ball says he’s going to be a Los Angeles Laker! … Eventually. We got Lonzo’s little bro at LAX on Wednesday … and we just had to ask about his dad’s prediction that Gelo will join up with Zo in the purple and gold. “Yeah, I will,” Gelo says. “Probably later. I think I will.” Just one problem … Gelo says nobody from the NBA has called about putting him on their roster — so sounds like it’ll DEFINITELY be later rather than sooner.
Storyline: LiAngelo Ball Free Agency