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LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball show off JBA USA team jerseys at photoshoot

The Junior Basketball Association (JBA) international tour is set to tip off in less than a week and we got our first look at LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball in the fresh new JBA USA team jerseys on Monday.<p>JBA writer and broadcaster Manny Alvarez shared photos from a JBA photoshoot, where the stars of the …

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Lonzo Ball goes off on his brother LaMelo and LA’s JBA team in practice

Despite the on and off-court antics that marred the Ball family in the past, Los Angeles Lakers young star Lonzo Ball has exceptionally kept his cool …

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3 Reasons Why 🅱️🅱️🅱️ Matters

<i>More than anything else, compiling and arguing about lists—especially sneaker lists—is fun as hell. So let’s have some fun.</i><p><i>KICKS 21 is “The List</i> …

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Video: Lonzo Ball’s Rottweilers hound a dribbling LaMelo Ball

To raise the level of difficulty in his younger brother’s training, Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers summoned his rottweilers to defend LaMelo …

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The JBA league's struggles had LaVar Ball calling out LaMelo's professionalism

As we saw for much of the summer, LaVar Ball’s JBA league struggled with attendance and its brand of basketball as a whole.<p>Both LaVar and his associate, Alan Foster, were admittedly hoping for a better turnout, but when it came to the product on the court, LaVar particularly expected more from “the …

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LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball are back to taking over pickup basketball games

The JBA league season came to an end last month with LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball’s Los Angeles Ballers squad winning the title. Since then, the younger brothers of Lonzo Ball have had some time on their hands.<p>They’ve taken their basketball training back to a local gym to take on random people in …

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LiAngelo Ball: 'S--t I Did off the Court' Was the Reason I Didn't Get Drafted

LiAngelo Ball wasn't taken in the 2018 NBA draft, and he thinks his China arrest could be a major reason.<p>An episode of <i>Ball in the Family</i> released Sunday showed Ball following along with the draft before discussing why he thinks his name wasn't called.<p>"I don't know. I guess it's the way I play, I …

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Watch: Ball brothers make cameo in Childish Gambino music video

Childish Gambino, the musical alter ego of Donald Glover, dropped a music video for his single "Feels Like Summer" on Saturday and it's filled with …

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NBA news: LiAngelo Ball stood up from his JBA seat after learning the Lakers drafted Svi Mykhailiuk

LiAngelo Ball expected to hear his name called on draft night, either by the Lakers or the Suns. But when neither happened, his reaction was caught …

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Brandon Phillips rues decision to go the JBA route but he’s not blaming LaVar Ball

The Junior Basketball Association run by Lavar Ball finished up its inaugural season this month with the LA Ballers claiming the league’s first …

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Lithuanian coach on LaVar Ball: 'His boys were nowhere near the level of the LKL, let alone NBA'

The coach of a Lithuanian basketball team lashed out at the Ball family and Big Baller Brand on Thursday, four months after LaVar Ball abruptly pulled his sons off the squad and apparently took his company’s financial support with him.<p>“The first and most crucial mistake we made was allowing them, …

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LiAngelo And LaMelo Ball’s Coach In Lithuania Claims The Family Tried ‘Destroying The Club’

While Lonzo Ball was navigating the landscape of the NBA as a rookie, his brothers were trying to figure out life as professional basketball players in Lithuania. As a refresher, LaVar Ball pulled LiAngelo out of school at UCLA following a shoplifting incident in China. This came a few months after …

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LaVar Ball, BC Prenai Coach In War Of Words Over Sons’ Lithuania Stint

by on at 3:58PM<p>Who deserves blame for LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball’s negative experience playing basketball in Lithuania?<p>The answer depends on whom you …

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LaVar Ball, sons ripped by Lithuanian coach: They 'started destroying' the team

LaVar, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball's stint with a Lithuanian pro basketball team didn't last long, but the team hasn't forgotten them.<p>And the head coach …

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LA Ballers gifted Cadillacs after winning LaVar's JBA Championship

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball led the Los Angeles Ballers to the first-ever Junior Basketball Association Championship on Sunday with a 132-121 victory …

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Lonzo Ball celebrates brothers’ JBA title

LiAngelo Ball and LaMelo Ball brought the city of Los Angeles a basketball title before their big brother, Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, even does.It’s a …

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LiAngelo Ball Wins JBA League MVP, Drops 58 in Championship Victory

The inaugural season of the Junior Basketball Association, LaVar Ball's league for top high school prospects, is now in the books. And you won't have …

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LaMelo Ball jumped off a moving golf cart for some reason

LaMelo Ball turns 17 this month, and after leaving high school to pursue a professional basketball career, it can be easy to forget that.<p>Sunday’s episode of <i>Ball in the Family</i> basically served as a reminder that LaMelo is still a kid — a kid who jumps off moving golf carts.<p>Early in the episode, …

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Lonzo Ball’s brother, LaMelo, jumps off a moving golf cart

The youngest Ball brother has grown up in the limelight due to Lonzo and LaVar Ball. LaMelo Ball has NBA aspirations despite the fact that he’s only …

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LiAngelo Ball Named Co-MVP of LaVar's JBA All-Star Game 2018; LaMelo Scores 42

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball led the West to a 202-189 wire-to-wire win in the 2018 Junior Basketball Association All-Star Game at Quest Multi-Sport in Chicago on Friday night.<p>LiAngelo (West) and Deon Lyle (East) were named co-MVPs of the frenetic exhibition.<p>Lyle, who suits up for Chicago, finished …

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LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball Combine for 86 as Los Angeles Beats Houston in JBA Action

Behind 86 <b></b>combined points from LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball, the Los Angeles Ballers wrapped up their regular season with a 169-153 <b></b>victory against the Houston Ballers <b></b>in Las Vegas on Thursday night.<p>Los Angeles finished on a four-game winning streak, and its 6-2 record is good enough for first place in …

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LeBron James Jr.'s game was canceled because of a heckling parent

<i>Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the tournament as an AAU event.</i><p>LeBron James’ 13-year-old son, LeBron “Bronny” James Jr., has quickly emerged as one of the must-watch youth basketball players before he’s even reached the eighth grade.<p>The Big …

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Trae Young was in attendance for LaMelo, LiAngelo Ball’s JBA game

You may or may have heard of the JBA (Junior Basketball Association), a recently established pro league by LaVar Ball. Either way, it’s a league that …

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Is the LaVar Ball phenomenon fading or just getting started?

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Last time the Big Baller himself was here just a few weeks ago, they say the line was out the door of the shoe store and around the side of the strip mall that sits just off Interstate 85 in the northeast suburbs of Atlanta. For four hours, supposedly, the place was jam-packed …

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LaMelo, LiAngelo Ball Combine for 96 in LA's Win over Atlanta in JBA Action

The Los Angeles Ballers, led by LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, rolled to a 170-123 win over the previously unbeaten Atlanta Ballers on Thursday night at Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas.<p>LaMelo Ball was the game's high scorer and finished with a triple-double (48 points, 24 rebounds and 14 …

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LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball each scored 48 points in JBA game

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports<p>If you want to see the Ball brothers score a ton of points by taking an absurd amount of shots, the Junior Basketball …

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LiAngelo Ball took a mind-boggling amount of shots in a JBA game

LiAngelo Ball, the NBA hopeful who once said he wouldn’t play in his dad’s Junior Basketball Association because it’d be a “step back” for his career, started his second career JBA game Thursday and wouldn’t stop shooting the ball.<p>LiAngelo Ball played 48 minutes and took <i>54 shots,</i> finishing the game …

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LaVar Ball said he would knock out JBA coach if he had roughed up one of his sons

Chicago Ballers coach Edward Denard of LaVar Ball’s JBA league was at the center of an ugly sideline scene when he physically confronted and bullied one of his players.<p>Denard threw fists into Montrell Dixson’s chest and head-butted the forward before cursing him out. (<b>Warning: NSFW language</b>).<p>The …

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LaMelo Ball Cut His Hair After $800 Offer from LaVar and Lonzo

LaMelo Ball has gained notoriety in his young basketball career because of his ability on the court as well as his unique haircut. Unfortunately, the last part is no longer the case.<p>The youngest Ball brother cut his hair during an episode of <i>Ball in the Family</i> after some nudging from the rest of his …

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Embroiled coach from LaVar Ball's JBA declines to say if he has been disciplined

The coach from LaVar Ball’s Junior Basketball Association (JBA) who bullied one of his own players last week in an incident that drew national attention said he is “doing good.’’<p>But Edward Denard, head coach of the Chicago Ballers, declined to say if he has been disciplined by the league or if he …

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