And as Gelo revealed during an appearance on “Big Boy in the Morning” in L.A. alongside Melo and LaVar Ball, they had to cope with jealous from their own teammates at Prienu Vytautas. “Yeah, when we first got there, especially because I’m 19 years old and American,” LiAngelo said. “Coming over there, they don’t want to lose they job playing.”
“I tell them, ‘My dad ain’t got no tats. I ain’t got no tats,’” LaVar said on “In the Zone” with Chris Broussard. “But you know the fact I don’t like them, you go get them anyway, what else can I do?” He’s also cited business and family matters for trying (and failing) to swear his sons off of tattoos—and keep them from adding new ones. “There’s a reason everybody don’t get endorsement deals doing it,” LaVar said. “They all tatted up and it’s not for that. You can’t hold no baby in the hospital all tatted up with your arms and stuff.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Toronto President Masai Ujiri interviewed Zalgris (Lithuania) coach Sarunas Jasikevicius for the Raptors head coaching job, league sources tell ESPN. Jasikevicius is a young EuroLeague coaching star and former NBA player.
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have ended their stint in Lithuania because both of the brothers are hurt and there are only two games left in the season, sources close to the Ball family told ESPN’s Chris Haynes. The early exit had the approval of the team, BC Vytautas, the sources told Haynes.
LaVar Ball, the brothers’ father, told 15min.lt that LaMelo would not return to the team next season. “You really ask me this? Coach ruined everything, and he’ll have to pay the price that Melo is not coming back,” he said.
Donatas Urbonas: BC Vytautas won 3 LKL games in a row keeping their hopes to avoid relegation. But coach Seskus complained about Ball family/group behaviour behind the bench: “It was low. Behind the bench it was nonsense. Sometimes it looks like these people don’t want us to win.”