Will LiAngelo or LaMelo Ball ever make it to the NBA?
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Will LiAngelo or LaMelo Ball ever make it to the NBA?

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LiAngelo Ball, the brother to Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, has declared for the NBA Draft. LaMelo, Lonzo's other brother is expected to do the same in the future, but will they make it in the league? The two brothers gained invaluable experience playing against professionals in Lithuania, preparing them for the NBA. Still, the style of play overseas is hardly NBA level. The NBA doesn’t look too kindly on quitters who wanted to buck the system. What do you think? 🏀

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The Ball family has been anything but traditional, and going to Lithuania was a genius move. Going overseas gave the boys a head start in learning what it means to be a professional basketball player and they will be better prepared for life in the NBA. 

A few players went from playing in Lithuania to playing professionally in the NBA, including Jonas Valanciunas. LiAngelo and LaMelo can work on their weaknesses, and learn to be good teammates there. If they do well, we will be seeing both Ball brothers in the NBA soon.

European basketball is predicated on defense, moving the ball and taking the open shot. LaMelo's volume-shooting game was not embraced in Lithuania and only hindered his development as a scorer because he played against bad competition. 

LiAngelo wasn't on the radar of many NBA general managers to begin with, and that probably didn't change when he was knocked around playing against grown men. Both players would have been better served staying in the United States and developing there. LaVar Ball can't save his boys. Both of these Ball brothers may never sniff an NBA court as a player.

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