The LaMelo Ball expirament in Lithuania did not last long. After his older brother LiAngelo declared for the NBA Draft, Big Baller Brand patriarch Lavar Ball revealed he will be pulling his youngest son from BC Vytautas. On Sunday, season 3 of the family’s “Ball in the Family” reality series on Facebook Watch premiered and a brief segment showed the difficulty LaMelo was having overseas.
It should really come as no surprise, but it was tough for the 16-year-old to bond with his older teammates. As a result, some locker room pranks that are in good nature seemed to rub LaMelo the wrong way. In the episode, teammates posted a photo LaMelo next to Borat and said “this is you in 30 years.”
After the incident, Melo interviewed with the crew for the show and said, “I’m just not meshing with the team right now. I don’t feel the teammates support me or welcome me. They don’t like me.”
Earlier, he said “we should skip that question” when he was asked whether he like his teammates.
You can watch the prank and fallout below (beginning at the 16:00 mark):
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As for what’s next for the youngest Ball son, we know that he will be participating in games for his father’s Junior Basketball Association that will take place in Los Angeles. After that, the next step appears to remain up in the air.