LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball Attract 1.6M Viewers to Debut Lithuania Club Game

The brothers attracted 1.6 million people to watch them play their first game in Lithuania.


LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have made their debut in the Lithuanian basketball club they joined after leaving UCLA and Chino Hills High School respectively. The 19-year-old and his 16-year-old brother scored a combined 29 points during their first game with Prienai Vytautas, according to Reuters. And SB Nation reported 1.6 million viewers tuned in to catch it.

The league’s newly formed “Big Baller Brand Challenge,” named after dad LaVar Ball’s family company, saw the Balls play in a series of five friendly games meant to welcome the brothers to the European country. The first was during the siblings’ Tuesday, Jan. 9 premiere which was streamed on Facebook Live and the games will continue through Jan. 28.

Several Twitter users specifically praised the athletic prowess of the youngest Ball brother, LaMelo, whose oldest brother, Lonzo is back in the States playing with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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LiAngelo, on the other hand, had a slip-up.

But he still managed to hold his own.





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