Ball Brothers Offered Roster Spot on Globetrotters After Signing with Lithuania
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the younger brothers of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, have reportedly been offered spots on the renowned Harlem Globetrotters. According to TMZ Sports, the famous African American exhibition basketball team would be happy to add the younger Ball Brothers to the fray, “if it doesn’t work out, come to the Globetrotters! Or come here first – forget Lithuania!” Cheese Chisholm said this week, adding “I hope they have a great season, man. I hope they both average 20 [points per game] because it’s good for the culture.”
LiAngelo, 19, and LaMelo, 16, recently signed one-year deals for the remainder of the season with Prienu Vytautas. “It’s not about the money for the Ball Brothers. They have a passion to play Basketball and to experience playing as pros was the Goal. They have accomplished this mission and are excited to be playing on the same team on top of it. The Big Baller Way,” Big Baller Brand tweeted alongside a picture of boys signing their contracts.
While Lavar has been singing his sons praises, even when LiAngelo was caught breaking the law while playing abroad in China with the UCLA Bruins (ironic), he’s continued to insist that his intentions are in no way financially motivated, “I don’t care about the money,” Lavar reportedly told ESPN, “I want them to go somewhere where they will play them together on the court at the same time. The priority is for the boys to play on the same team.” (International Business Times)
Don’t expect the younger Lonzo brothers to be racking in the serious cash in the Lithuanian Basketball League (LKL), NBA Draft Analyst quoted their income below a thousand a game, “from what I’m told, salaries for players at this level of competition usually don’t exceed $500 per month in the absolute best case. It wouldn’t surprise me if the Ball brothers ended up playing for free. Certainly, not the most glamorous league or part of the world to live in,” he tweeted.
They may not be living in mansions just yet but they could afford to buy a pair of designer glasses (wink, wink).