Report: LiAngelo Ball signs with OKC Blue
LiAngelo Ball is reportedly signing with the OKC Blue, after originally joining the team as a practice player.
Ball will join the Thunder's G League affiliate via waiver claim, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Saturday.
LiAangelo, 21, is the middle brother in the Ball family, which rose to popular culture infamy through the brothers’ basketball talent and the brash personality and marketing tactics of their father, LaVar Ball.
Lonzo Ball is now a key part of a young Pelicans core, and LaMelo is considered by many to be a prime candidate for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
LiAngelo Ball enrolled at UCLA, following in the footsteps of his older brother. But after being arrested for shoplifting with two of his teammates on a team trip to China, LiAngelo was suspended from the team and eventually left the school. He never played a game for the Bruins.
Since that 2017 incident, LiAngelo Ball’s basketball career has included a stint in Lithuania and another with the Junior Basketball Association, a college-alternative league founded by LaVar.