Big Baller Brand Shows Off The "Gelo three"

LaVar Ball and the Big Baller Brand are in all probability one essentially the most polarizing manufacturers in sportswear. Whether or not it’s the exorbitant costs their footwear or simply the design normally, Big Baller Brand is all the time giving us sneakerheads one thing to speak about. In order to construct hype round LiAngelo Ball’s signature sneaker the “Gelo three,” the model has launched a brand new graphic which explains the shoe’s design.

The graphic posted to the Big Baller Brand Instagram account sneakers f a chunky design particularly tailor-made to LiAngelo’s play model. An all-white leather-based higher with hints blue suede and a purple leather-based strap makes the shoe stand out. There can be a translucent outsole and double the help on the cuff so your ankles keep secured.

For a take a look at some the options the shoe, try the graphic beneath.

In the submit, the model confirms that these sneakers might be out there in three colorways and might be pre-ordered as new yr’s day. Just like Big Baller Brand’s different kicks, these will more than likely retail for $495 USD. 

Will you be copping the brand new kicks?

LaMelo Ball Returning To High School In Ohio: Report

LaMelo Ball is not going again to Lithuania or Poland or another European nation to play pressional basketball this season. According to a report by SLAM, LaVar Ball’s youngest son will as a substitute be enjoying towards children his personal age, proper right here within the United States.

LaMelo, 17, will reportedly enroll at Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio and he’s anticipated to make his debut on November 13 towards La Lumiere in Indiana. SLAM notes that as a result of Spire Institute is a prep faculty as a substitute a standard highschool, LaMelo can be eligible to play towards different high prep faculties.

Prior to dropping out Chino Hills High School in California to play professional ball abroad, LaMelo ranked seventh within the nation within the Class 2019. Since then, he and his brother LiAngelo have performed for Lithuania’s BC Vytautas, in addition to the Los Angeles Ballers of their father’s Junior Basketball Association.

In different Ball information, Shams Charania reviews that LiAngelo has notified NBA G League groups that he’s planning to enter the participant pool to signal a G League contract. The 19-year outdated went undrafted within the 2018 NBA draft after dropping out UCLA.

LiAngelo Ball’s Big Baller Brand Signature Sneaker Unveiled

It’s unclear what lies ahead in LiAngelo Ball’s basketball career, but he’s still getting his own signature basketball shoe. Big Baller Brand’s Chief designer, David Raysse, recently shared a teaser image the latest addition to the Big Baller Brand line dubbed the Gelo 3.

Unlike his older brother Lonzo and younger brother LaMelo’s signature sneakers, which both came in low-top form, LiAngelo’s first BBB sneaker looks to feature a mid-cut design. The first image the Gelo 3, coming in a white, black and orange colorway, prominently showcases the sole bearing that familiar “BBB” branding.

As now it’s unknown how much the Big Baller Brand Gelo 3 will retail for but if Lonzo’s ZO2 ($495) and LiAngelo’s Melo Ball 1 ($395) are any indication the kicks land in the $450 ballpark. 

Check out the teaser image LiAngelo Ball’s Gelo 3 sneaker in the IG post embedded below and stay tuned for new photos that will surely be surfacing in the near future.

Lithuania's BC Prienai-Skycop Laments Decision To Grant LaVar Ball Unlimited Power

BC Prienai-Skycop regrets taking on LaMelo & LiAngelo Ball as first-team players, and their father LaVar Ball as an “ad hoc” consultant. The Lithuanian basketball club issued a page-and-a-half press release on Thursday in which they spelled out their cost benefit ratio their previous acquisitions. LaVar’s decision to unceremoniously pull his sons f the team as they mired in a relegation battle. European sporting outfits are subject to a promotion/relegation system, where new franchise either climb or fall the divisional ranks. Incidentally LaVar wanted no part in such a dog fight.

In their printed statement, BC Prienai-Skycop complained that LaVar had disrespected the franchise, but the board was willing to accept full responsibility for their mistake misguided “assimilation.” The presser titled “BC Prienai-Skycop: Big Baller Brand tried to destroy the club” described the Ball family as a cantankerous element from day one. 

The club’s coach also took a swipe at LiAngelo and LaMelo in his quoted half the press release: “His boys were nowhere near the level the LKL, let alone NBA, which (the NBA) obviously understands, seeing the draft outcome.” While those words have been correct by NBA scouts showing no willingness to sign LiAngelo Ball, the jury is still out on the rapidly developing LaMelo Ball, who has seen his stock rise since returning to the JBA.

Michael Rapaport Trashes The Ball Brothers; LaMelo Responds

Consider Michael Rapaport unimpressed by LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball’s combined 92-point performance in the Junior Basketball Association championship game. Never one to bite his tongue, Rapaport recently sounded f on both LiAngelo, who jacked up 53 shots in the championship game, and LaMelo, who hoisted 23 shots his own, as well as the JBA as a whole.

Rapaport’s unfiltered comments: “What the fuck kind Big Baller Brand bullshit league did they start? Check these stats out – Gelo and Melo Ball play on the same team. Gelo shot the ball 53 times in one game. Melo shot the ball 23 times in one game. Now I ain’t no mathematician but 53 plus 73 sic], that’s 76 fucking shots. Imagine two guys shoot the fucking ball 76 fucking times. Who are the other three guys on the team? What are they from extras casting? Are they even allowed in the locker room? Do they get their ankles taped? Get the fuck outta here with that Big Baller Brand bullshit. 76 times between two ballplayers on one team, fuck outta here. Pass me the rock motherfucker, I’m open.”

LiAngelo, who was named JBA MVP, finished with a game-high 58 points in addition to 11 rebounds and six assists in the JBA title game, while LaMelo added 34 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists. The 16-year old prospect, who won’t be eligible for the NBA Draft until 2020, took some time last night to respond to Rapaport’s rant.

Check out the footage in the video embedded below, followed by LaMelo’s rebuttal. 

LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball Combine For 92 Points In JBA Championship

LaVar Ball’s Junior Basketball Association wrapped up the inaugural season over the weekend with a championship matchup between LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball’s Los Angeles Ballers and the Seattle Ballers. Once again, the Ball brothers combined for a ridiculous 92 points as the Ballers from L.A. secured a 132-121 victory in the first ever JBA title game at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

LiAngelo led the way with 58 points (on 53 shot attempts), in addition to 11 rebounds and six assists, while LaMelo added 34 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists. However, the younger Ball brother also turned the ball over 11 times and connected on only two seven shots from three-point range.

Following the conclusion the game, LiAngelo was named MVP and each member the Los Angeles Ballers reportedly received brand new Cadillacs, as shown in the tweet below.

Although the JBA’s first season has ficially come to an end there’s still more to come, as 10 the league’s best players will reportedly embark on an international tour to compete against overseas squads.

It’s still unclear what lies ahead for the Ball brothers but 16-year-old LaMelo’s next move could be to Poland, since he won’t be draft eligible until 2020. During an episode “Ball In The Family” back in May, LaVar headed to Gdynia, Poland to tour the facilities  Asseco Gdynia, one the top teams in Polish basketball history.

LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball Combine For 96 Points On 89 Shots In JBA

Stop the presses, the Atlanta Ballers the Junior Basketball Association are no longer unbeaten. Last night at Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, the previously undefeated Ballers from Atlanta suffered their first loss the season at the hands LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball and the Los Angeles Ballers. The final: 170 to 123.

Once again, both Ball brothers were heavily featured in the victory as they combined for 96 points – although they took an absurd amount shots to reach that total.

With Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott watching from court side, LiAngelo hoisted up 54 shots while his younger brother got up 35 his own. LiAngelo finished with 48 points on 19–54 from the field, including 5–24 from three, and 16 rebounds, while LaMelo recorded a game-high 48 points to go along with 24 rebounds and 14 assists.

LiAngelo, 19, made his JBA debut with the LA Ballers last week after failing to find a spot on an NBA roster this summer. As the ficial JBA press release reads, “After NBA teams surprisingly passed on LiAngelo Ball, he went to work out and give the teams that passed him a show. After seeing the competitiveness the JBA and the talent level, LiAngelo made the decision to join the Los Angeles Ballers along with younger brother, LaMelo, and was present for his first practice this past Saturday.”

Of his move to the JBA, LiAngelo says, “I just want to win for the team. That’s all I want to do, win. I’m trying to play ball and I’m trying to get better every day.” His younger brother LaMelo added, “It’s all business. If you’re not playing hard, you get sent home. They brought in Gelo while he’s been working out at home. This is the JBA, you have to come to play. I love playing with my brother, we have great chemistry. It feels good to play with him again.”

LiAngelo Ball Records 53-Point Triple-Double In JBA Debut

After failing to find a spot on an NBA roster this Summer, 19-year old LiAngelo Ball made his debut with the Los Angeles Ballers the Junior Basketball Association last night in Ontario, California, and he came out SHOOTING. Playing alongside his younger brother LaMelo, LiAngelo scored 53 points, including 21 in the first quarter, as his brother and teammates continued to feed him the rock throughout the game. 

In addition to his 53 points (24-for-42 from the field, including 4-for-18 from three point range), Gelo also dished out 10 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds, as his Los Angels Ballers defeated the Philadelphia Ballers by the final 171-140. 

LaMelo also recorded a triple-double in the win, posting a stat line  25 points, 19 assists, 17 rebounds and four steals. 

Of his move to the JBA, LiAngelo says, “I just want to win for the team. That’s all I want to do, win. I’m trying to play ball and I’m trying to get better every day.” His younger brother LaMelo added, “It’s all business. If you’re not playing hard, you get sent home. They brought in Gelo while he’s been working out at home. This is the JBA, you have to come to play. I love playing with my brother, we have great chemistry. It feels good to play with him again.”

You can check out the Ball brothers’ JBA highlights in the video embedded below.

LiAngelo Ball To Join JBA's Los Angeles Ballers

LiAngelo Ball couldn’t find a spot on an NBA roster this summer so he has instead agreed to join his father’s Junior Basketball Association, alongside his younger brother, LaMelo. LiAngelo, 19, will play for the Los Angeles Ballers and is expected to make his JBA debut this Thursday, July 12, against the Philadelphia Ballers.

As the ficial JBA press release reads, “After NBA teams surprisingly passed on LiAngelo Ball, he went to work out and give the teams that passed him a show. After seeing the competitiveness the JBA and the talent level, LiAngelo made the decision to join the Los Angeles Ballers along with younger brother, LaMelo, and was present for his first practice this past Saturday.”

Of his move to the JBA, LiAngelo says, “I just want to win for the team. That’s all I want to do, win. I’m trying to play ball and I’m trying to get better every day.” His younger brother LaMelo added, “It’s all business. If you’re not playing hard, you get sent home. They brought in Gelo while he’s been working out at home. This is the JBA, you have to come to play. I love playing with my brother, we have great chemistry. It feels good to play with him again.”

The league is comprised  eight teams based in major cities throughout the country including Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Dallas, New York, Houston, and Los Angeles. Each team, consisting ten players between the ages 17-19, will play a total eight games, all which will be streamed Facebook Live.

LaVar Ball Thinks Lakers Trading Lonzo Would Be "Worst Move They Ever Made"

With the Lakers looking to acquire new talent and unburden themselves veteran contract, Lonzo Ball finds himself in a speculative position. The Lakers’ brass might fancy the player they have in Lonzo Ball, but if they are to find the proper group, many players including the former UCLA standout may be shown their marching orders. His father LaVar, for one, remains unconcerned. He told TMZ, “If they wanna trade him, trade him. It’ll be the worst move they ever made.”

The Big Baller Brand CEO was reacting to trade rumors involving Kawhi Leonard and his son Lonzo Ball, when he made his comments. Those trade rumors seem to have been personally debunked by the Lakers’ front fice. Apparently, San Antonio Spurs’ were somewhat discourteous when the Lakers’ tried to initialize trade talks. 

LaVar has full confidence in his son’s ability. “He’s gonna do his thing. I’m not worried about no trades,” he said inferring Lonzo Ball’s place was in the NBA regardless the colors on his kit. These comments upset the narrative he’s been pushing  his three boys playing close to home. Lonzo’s younger brother LiAngelo for that matter, has an uphill ahead him, if he’d to make an NBA roster, much less his hometown Lakers. All 30 teams present at the 2018 NBA Draft passed up on the opportunity to secure his services.

Until further notice, Lonzo is an important piece for the Lakers going forward, but all that could change in an instant, as we’ve seen countless times before. “Somebody will take all 3 my boys and whoever do, guess what — championship,” says LaVar. Would you bet against him?