In an effort to accommodate the Ball family, Lithuanian basketball team Prienai Vytautas has rearranged its entire season.
The team, which recently signed LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball, has withdrawn from the Baltic League mid-season so it can participate in the five-game Big Baller Brand Challenge. The series kicks off Tuesday and will feature "friendly" matchups between Prienai Vytautas and Lithuania clubs Zalagris, BC Lietuvos rytas, Vytis, Dzūkija, and Jonava.
"When you come out and they change it just for the Balls, you know it's real," LaVar Ball told ESPN. "This is a great thing for everybody. I'm excited for the fact they named something after the Big Baller Brand. Brings exposure to our brand and also gives us quality basketball. People back home get to watch it."
The sports publication reports that LaMelo and LiAngelo are expected to bring in $120,000 in revenue for Prienai Vytautas, plus an undisclosed amount from Facebook, which will broadcast all five games in the Big Baller Brand Challenge. (Social networking platform is also the home to the family’s reality series Ball in the Family.)
The five-game series will stream live from the Ballislife Weekly Basketball Showcase Facebook page. You can watch above. You can also check out the full schedule below.
Big Baller Brand Challenge Games Schedule
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 1:30pm ET: Vytautas vs. Kauno Žalgiris-2
Monday, Jan. 15, 1:30pm ET: Vytautas vs. Vilniaus Lietuvos-rytas-2
Friday, Jan. 17, 2:00pm ET: Vytautas vs. Šakių Vytis
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2:00pm ET: Vytautas vs. Alytaus Dzukija
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2:00pm ET: Vytautas vs. Jonavos Jonava