Lonzo Ball’s brothers ball out for LaVar-coached JBA USA team
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball’s brothers LaMelo and LiAngelo kicked off the Big Baller Brand-sponsored JBA USA Team world tour with a bang. The LaVar Ball-coached squad went up against the Svendborg Rabbits in Denmark on Saturday.
Lonzo Ball’s two younger brothers combined for 67 points to lead their squad to a 120-118 victory against the hosts. Here are some highlights of the show they put up courtesy of Overtime.
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LaMelo was the more impressive sibling on the evening notching up a 31-point, 10-rebound double-double. His efficiency was also on point, going 47.8 percent from the field. Melo also knocked down two triples and doled out eight assists to round out an outstanding all-around performance.
For his part, LiAngelo scored 36 points but needed 34 shot attempts to reach that mark. He also went five for 16 from 3-point territory. Nonetheless, he was able to convert 50 percent of his shots from inside.
The objective of the world tour is to yet again showcase the team — mostly the Ball brothers — and their ability to put up eye-popping numbers against lesser competition. In this regard, LaVar and the JBA definitely succeeded, and this is likely going to be the theme for the rest of the tour.
Whether they may admit it or not, the end game for the Balls is for Lonzo’s two younger brothers to make it to the NBA. Gelo already took his shot but went undrafted in last June’s draft. On the other hand, Melo has a better chance of being drafted once he is eligible.