PANEVEZYS, Lithuania (AP) — LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball went scoreless of their professional basketball debut, ending a mixed zero for 7.
The youthful brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball performed within the Lithuanian league for BC Prienai on Saturday. Their workforce misplaced ninety five-86 to Lietkabelis Panevezys.
LiAngelo went zero for three from the sector in simply over 9 minutes. His sixteen-yr-previous brother, LaMelo, performed 5:sixteen, going zero for four.
The brothers signed with the Lithuanian group final month after LiAngelo withdrew from UCLA. He was suspended indefinitely following his arrest for shoplifting throughout a current tour of China.
That sparked a Twitter spat between father LaVar Ball and President Donald Trump.
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball mixed for 29 factors in an exhibition towards the reserve workforce of Zalgiris on Tuesday. It was the primary of 5 deliberate exhibitions designed to showcase the Ball brothers. One other is scheduled for Monday.
In basketball-loopy Lithuania, the sport is usually dubbed the “second faith” and attracts large crowds to arenas even in small cities. There have been a number of Lithuania gamers in NBA groups, together with Portland Path Blazers middle Arvydas Sabonis and Zydrunas “Massive Z” Ilgauskas of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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