It seems the Ball family excursion to Lithuania has abruptly ended.
LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are leaving BC Vytautas, the professional basketball team they signed with to start their hoops careers in an attempt to avoid the NCAA and prepare for the NBA.
The three-month odyssey of playing professional basketball on another continent now appears to be at an end. Ball first moved his kids overseas after LiAngelo left UCLA following a Chinese shoplifting incident. According to journalist Donatas Urbonas, the Ball’s time in Lithuania is over.
Urbonas spoke to LaVar Ball, who said he wasn’t going to waste his son’s time sitting on the bench.
Thought Vytautas embraced the Ball family and its Big Baller Brand Challenge league to showcase the two sons, it seems that LaVar Ball clashed with the team’s coach significantly, causing the rift.
In classic LaVar Ball fashion, he was incredulous when the reporter asked if he would return for another season, saying the coach who sold meat out of the back of his car “ruined everything.”
It brings to a close what was an odd but oftentimes compelling era of the Ball family. LaVar certainly has had his issues with coaches before, but this is the first time a conflict like this has made him leave a country.