LaVar Ball Swarmed By Reporters Upon Arrival In Lithuania
The Big Baller Brand era in Lithuania has officially begun.
LaVar Ball and his sons, LaMelo and LiAngelo, finally arrived in Lithuania today at the Vilnius airport and they were quickly greeted by a mob of reporters and fans with their cell phones and cameras at the ready. It's a scene the Ball family is all too familiar with and can expect much more of now that they're overseas.
16-year old LaMelo and 19-year old LiAngelo will make their professional basketball debut with Prienu Vytautas on January 9th, as Vytautas hosts Tsmoki-Minsk in a Baltic league game, which is considered a lower-level than the Lithuanian league. The brothers will make their Lithuanian league debut against Lietkabelis on January 13th.
Vytautas head coach, Virginijus Seskus, told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that he expects that they "will play a lot."
Check out some of the footage of the Ball family's arrival in Lithuania below.
TMZ Sports caught up with the Big Baller yesterday before he boarded a flight bound for Lithuania, and he once again reiterated that all three of his sons will be playing for the Lakers before long.
"We'll go over there [to Lithuania] for a hot minute just to let 'em know before these boys get on the Lakers," LaVar said, per TMZ Sports. He added that the expectation is for his boys to dominate overseas for "less than a couple years" before returning to L.A. to reunite with their older brother Lonzo.