Seriously, will we ever stop talking about this kid?
LiAngelo Ball made one of the most pathetic moves ever and decided to do what he said he would never do. He will be playing in the Junior Basketball Association, otherwise known as the league that his dad, La Var Ball, founded.
BREAKING: @LiAngeloBall will join JBA League and play for the Los Angeles Ballers. More on this later. Watch his season debut this Thursday in Ontario, California. Click: https://t.co/S6W3p9cCvi #NewBallEra #JBA pic.twitter.com/CUkgon84vE— JBA (@bbbjbaleague) July 9, 2018
After not being drafted into the NBA and not being granted a Summer League opportunity by any NBA team this year, LiAngelo is back at square one. At the end of June, LiAngelo swore that he would never play for his father's league.
He told NiceKicks.com, "Right now, I'm taking it day by day. I'll be willing to play in the G League and get moved up from there. That's an option. I'm not going to play in the JBA. I feel like that's taking a step back for me."
LaVar created the JBA as an alternative to the NCAA that gives high school and junior college players to join a professional league setting. He probably assumed that all three of his sons would surpass this league and go straight to G League or the NBA. I wonder how he feels about it now...
Honestly, maybe it's time to give up your dream of being a Laker