LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball played in their second Big Baller Brand Challenge game in Lithuania on Monday afternoon, and it went considerably than the first Big Baller Brand Challenge game the Ball brothers played in last week.
LaMelo finished the game 31 points, and LiAngelo wasn’t far behind him with 29 points of his own, but it’s important to note that these Big Baller Brand Challenge games aren’t exactly the pro Lithuanian basketball experience everyone was sold on. LiAngelo and LaMelo were held scoreless in their first real Lithuanian pro game on Saturday, but are clearly a step above the rest of the competition in these Big Baller Brand Challenge games against teams made up, mostly, of Lithuanian teen prospects.
If you can watch these glorified exhibition games looking for pure entertainment rather than a top-level basketball competition, there was some fun to be had here. LaMelo Ball nailed a buzzer-beater that made LaVar happy, and LaMelo and LiAngelo connected on a brother-to-brother alley-oop for good measure.
LaMelo’s Nick Young-esque confidence was also on display Monday. With his team up 40 in the fourth quarter, LaMelo tried a self alley-oop, and to say it didn’t work out would be an understatement.
Can LaMelo Ball actually do this? That’s my question. He’s only 16 years old, and he just tried throwing down a self alley-oop in live game action. He didn’t look particularly close to pulling it off, either, but for the sake of our entertainment, we’re glad he tried it.
In true big brother fashion, Lonzo poked some fun at his baby brother for the missed dunk on Twitter shortly after.
The Ball brothers have only played three total games in Lithuania so far, but if this is a sign of things to come, we’re off to an eventful start.