LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball both record triple-doubles in JBA debut
LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball played their first game together since playing in Lithuania on Thursday night and they didn’t disappoint. The two are back together playing for the Los Angeles Ballers in the Junior basketball association, a league help created by LaVar Ball.
They took on the Philadelphia Ballers and both of the Ball sons were able to drop triple-doubles. LiAngelo ended the game with 53 points, ten rebounds, and ten assists while LaMelo ended with 29 points, 19 assists, and 17 rebounds. Most importantly Los Angeles was able to come away with the win in convincing fashion beating Philadelphia 171-140.
LiAngelo Ball made his Los Angeles debut!
Gelo: 53 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST
Melo: 29 PTS, 19 AST, 17 REB
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) July 13, 2018
LaVar was sitting courtside with his wife Tina and Lonzo and they all seemed to be enjoying their time watching the two youngest boys.
“I’m sitting back right now,” LaVar told Yahoo Sports. “Can’t you see me watching my boys play? This is love for me.”
“I’m not working,” he adds. “This is beautiful.”
When LiAngelo signed with the Ballers he told the media it was a good opportunity to get better.
“I just want to win for the team. That’s all I want to do, win. I’m trying to play ball and I’m trying to get better every day.”
Younger brother LaMelo was excited about the chance to get to team up with his brother again.
“It’s all business. If you’re not playing hard, you get sent home. They brought in Gelo while he’s been working out at home. This is the JBA, you have to come to play. I love playing with my brother, we have great chemistry. It feels good to play with him again.”
Look for some more impressive games to come from both of these guys in the coming weeks as they try to make an impression on someone to get their next pro contract.