If for no other reason, LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball need to be recognized for making a hell of a lot of people care about an otherwise unknown league in Lithuania. In today's contest, the Ball-led BC Vytautas squad notched a W over BC Dzukija in a 147-142 overtime thriller and the brothers accounted for over half of its team's buckets—80 to be exact.
The fourth game of the Big Baller Brand Challenge saw younger brother LaMelo drop 43 and LiAngelo drop 37 points, respectively. LiAngelo also grabbed 10 boards for a double-double in the game. Twenty-three of LaMelo's points came in the third. The point guard even dropped the hammer in OT.
His older brother Lonzo even caught some of the action and was impressed by the hops of his younger sibling.
In case you forgot, LaMelo is only 16. He can barely even legally drive a car, yet he's hooping against grown men and dropping 40 on their heads. However, despite an impressive offensive showing, Lithuanian announcers wanted to assure you that the Ball brothers both "sucked at defense."
Not to be overshadowed, the father of Big Ballers, LaVar Ball, made his assistant coaching debut with his son's team during today's game as well. That's right. He might not be too fond of the Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff, but over in Lithuania they are giving him a clipboard.