Lavar Ball's Lithuanian experiment has failed.
The basketball dad pulled his sons LaMelo and LiAngelo off their Lithuanian team BC Vytautas Prienai today after a dispute with coach Virginijus Seskus regarding LeMelo's playing time.
Ball had taken his boys to the Eastern European nation late last year after he pulled LeMelo from his high school team and took LiAngelo off of the UCLA Bruins.
Ball reality show comes to an end. BC Vytautas confirmed that Ball brothers are set to leave Lithuania next week, with two LKL regular season games left to play. BC Vytautas still will be fighting to avoid relegation.— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) April 25, 2018
"We're not going to waste our time no more", LaVar told. LiAngelo injured his ankle, LaMelo didn't get any playing time, so LaVar decided to take all his sons back to LA. Lonzo is visiting his family in Prienai right now. They're set to leave Sunday-Monday.— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) April 25, 2018
LaVar added that they had to shut down Gelo for the season in order to prepare better for NBA draft combine, pre-draft camps and so on. But he was mad that Melo didn’t get any playing time in the end of the season— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) April 25, 2018
LaVar Ball told he was happy with the Lithuania, its people and BC Vytautas organization: “I just didn’t get along with the coach”— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) April 25, 2018
Lonzo Ball on what are the chances for LaMelo to play in Lithuania next season: “We’ll see. He is still so young”— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) April 25, 2018
LaVar Ball confirmed LaMelo is not going back to Prienai next season: “You really ask me this? Coach ruined everything and he’ll have to pay the price that Melo is not coming back.”— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) April 25, 2018
LiAngelo, 19, averaged 12.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting and 2.9 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per game coming off of the bench.
LaMelo, 16, averaged 6.5 points on 26.8 percent shooting in 12.8 minutes and only appeared in eight games.
LiAngelo isn't considered an NBA prospect, despite LaVar's talk of the draft combine. Although the Lakers, who employ the third Ball boy Lonzo, may give LiAngelo a courtesy look as a free agent.