After going undrafted, LiAngelo gets turned down from Lakers' summer league team.
The Los Angeles Lakers passed on LiAngelo Ball in last night's NBA Draft, as did every other NBA team, spoiling LaVar Ball's master plan to get LiAngelo on the team with his brother, Lonzo. Furthermore, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reports that the Lakers have informed LiAngelo that he will not be a part of their Summer League team.
LiAngelo, 19, worked out for both the Lakers and the Golden State Warriors prior to the draft and was hoping to land a spot on the Lakers' Summer League roster at the very least. Ball could still attempt to join another summer league team, although "that's considered unlikely at this point," according to Shelburne.
During his time playing in Lithuania for BC Vytautas over the past few months, Ball averaged 12.9 points in 22 minutes of action per game. If he hopes to continue his basketball career, Ball will likely have to play overseas again unless he unexpectedly lands a spot on an NBA team's G League roster.
Of course, LaVar is still convinced LiAngelo will make it on an NBA team as a free agent.
"He'll come in the back door as a free agent," LaVar said to TMZ. "Somebody will take all 3 of my boys and whoever do, guess what — championship."