Another game in the LKL(Lietuvos Krepsinio Lyga) that Gelo and Melo aren't starting for BC Vytautas which angers LaVar. When his sons signed to play for this team, he expected that his sons would be starting and playing a majority of the games, which hasn't been the case.


During the game, LaVar can be seen yelling from the stands "Let Melo go do his thing we down by 25!" and "He don't wanna win!" referring to the head coach. LaVar has stated multiple times that his boys play best when they play together and they would win if his boys were starting and playing the majority of the game.

The game shown in this episode saw BC Vytautas lose 116-93 with Melo not playing at all and Gelo only playing a few minutes.

Melo and Gelo are adapting to playing basketball in a new environment and are also playing under a coach that's not their father as he coached their basketball teams back in their hometown of Chino Hills, California. LaVar's style of coaching is a heavy offensive game plan with him teaching his team to take a lot of shots. Virginijus Seskus, the head coach of BC Vytautas, the game plan is a combination of offense and defense which LaVar calls "very boring and slow".

With the team not winning games and his sons not playing, LaVar has voiced his frustrations to the coach and has tried talking him into playing his style of using a more offensive game plan but this has failed as coach Seskus won't play LaVar's style.

LaVar truly believes that his style of play with his boys playing would result in the team winning games so the team decided to make him Assistant Coach of a BBB challenge game which is meant for his sons to develop against teams that are not in the LKL but don't count towards the standings. With LaVar's style of play and his sons' playing, the team ended up winning 147-140.

With coach Seskus seeing, up front, LaVar's style of play which resulted in his team winning the game, he decided to combine his style of play with LaVar's. He decided that he would run the game by getting his team to shoot a lot but at the same time play more defense to LaVars' delight.

Gelo upsets LaVar

LaVar, Gelo, and Melo headed for a session of cryo-therapy which is when they put you into a freezing cold box that's at -100 degrees.

Cryo-therapy requires you to go shirtless which worries Gelo as he has tattoos on his stomach and has not told his dad. In the episode, he states that his dad didn't want him to get any tattoos and that he was worried that his dad would be disappointed in him.

When Gelo comes out shirtless, you could see him shaking and nervous because of his Dad. His dad was shocked and surprised to see Gelo's stomach full of tattoos. LaVar explains his reaction to Gelo getting tattoos as "The fool went crazy and drew all over his body".

He's upset that Gelo is making bad decisions with his life as he tells his oldest son Lonzo over the phone "That's why he got in trouble cause he's following people" referring to Gelo's arrest in China.

"He ain't his own man" he added. He claims that Gelo getting tattoos "was the dumbest thing in the world to do".

LaVar then talked to Gelo directly telling him how he feels about the tattoos and the decisions that he's making about his life. He tells Gelo how he thinks that he doesn't care about his family and that he has "three strikes" because he got earrings, he stole and then he got tattoos.

At first, he was mad about Gelo getting tattoos but later on in the episode he says he is no longer mad at him. Gelo shows the tattoos that he got which include the number 21 in honor of his friend Nnamdi who is dead, Big Baller Brand logo of "BBB," the word "PREVAIL," his parent's initials, as well as other tattoos.

Next episode

After all "Ball in the Family" episodes, they show a preview of what's going to be in the next episode. In episode 18 which will be next Sunday on Facebook Watch, the Ball family is attending the Lithuanian Grammy's so they go shopping for clothes that they will be wearing at the Grammy's. Tina is seen on the treadmill preparing to walk down the red carpet which will be a bit of a challenge for her as she recovers from a stroke. The preview also shows a game where LaVar explains how Gelo is looking "slow and sluggish" as he missed 21 shots and LaVar explains to him how people are going to look right past him. The whole episode will be aired next Sunday on Facebook watch.