There are still people who believe that LiAngelo Ball is heading into the NBA. LiAngelo returned to the headlines a few days ago after his father, LaVar Ball, decided to pull him out of UCLA. According to recent reports, LiAngelo and his younger brother, LaMelo Ball, are already signed with the agent of their oldest sibling, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball. The plan is for LiAngelo and LaMelo to play professionally overseas before joining the NBA.

Balls in Los Angeles

In a recent interview, LaVar Ball assured that LiAngelo Ball (and LaMelo Ball) will still be part of the Los Angeles Lakers, even if he passed on the opportunity to see action in the collegiate ranks first.

At least one NBA player thinks that it is possible.

TMZ recently caught up with the Minnesota Timberwolves' Shabazz Muhammad, and he got questioned about the future of LiAngelo. Muhammad sees the Ball brothers playing for one team if LiAngelo and LaMelo make it to the NBA. Muhammed also believes in LaVar's claim, that his sons will all suit up for the Los Angeles Lakers.

LiAngelo to heat up Miami?

Meanwhile, for rapper Flo Rida, LiAngelo Ball is welcome to the Miami Heat. TMZ asked Flo Rida if LiAngelo is "good enough" for the NBA and he stated, "of course, yeah." The "Good Feeling" singer said there is no issue with him if his hometown squad select the 19-year-old in the 2018 NBA Draft.

The Miami Heat are in need of a new star player after the departures of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

However, it is uncertain if Pat Riley and company are that desperate to add a controversial figure like LiAngelo.


LaVar Ball remains optimistic when it comes to the chances of LiAngelo Ball to be in the NBA soon. Sadly, LaVar may need a dose of reality. A few days ago, a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN suggested that as of the moment, it is unlikely for LiAngelo to get picked in the 2018 NBA Draft.

Aside from NBA, it looks like LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball will have a difficult time trying to secure contracts with European ball clubs.

When the two signed with the agent of Los Angeles Lakers newcomer Lonzo Ball, they got pitched to teams in Europe. Unfortunately, their lack of experience is a big issue as reported by Bleacher Report. The general manager of MoraBanc Andorra, Francesc Solana, shared with Bleacher Report that the representative of LiAngelo and LaMelo approached his team. But they will not grant them deals because "they have zero experience."