LiAngelo Ball is not giving up on his NBA dream. The middle Ball brother has had a rocky road since leaving UCLA following a shoplifting incident in China, including stops in Lithuania and his father’s JBA league before ultimately going undrafted.
After going undrafted, there was no interest from NBA teams in signing LiAngelo to a Summer League roster, but in the official trailer for season 5 of the family’s Facebook reality series Ball in the Family, ‘Gelo says that has changed.
According to LiAngelo, multiple teams have shown interest.
“They said three teams is looking for me for summer league,” LiAngelo said in the trailer. “Stuff is starting to fall into place and it feels good.”
Unfortunately, the 20-year-old had to undergo ankle surgery to repair ligaments and ultimately ended up sitting rehabbing over the summer. But if there was legitimate interest, perhaps he could land a roster spot from one of the three teams’ G-League affiliates.
We will just have to wait and see, and it could all play out when the show returns to Facebook Watch.
The official trailer for season 5 of Ball in the Family and all of the information you need to tune in to the upcoming episodes can be seen below.
‘Ball in the Family’ Season 5 Trailer & Viewing Details
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Date: Sunday, August 18, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM EST
TV Channel: Facebook Watch
The show synopsis reads:
The Ball family is changing the game on and off the court. Meet LaVar, Tina, and their three sons– all born to go pro. For LaVar, it’s all going to plan. But in life, there are some things you just can’t prepare for. Watch only on Facebook.
Lonzo is set to play his first season for the New Orleans Pelicans after being traded from the Los Angeles Lakers, while LiAngelo is dealing with a nagging ankle injury while he attempts to find an alternate path into the NBA. LaMelo, meanwhile, is heading back overseas to play for the Illawarra Hawks of Australia’s National Basketball League before entering the 2020 NBA Draft.