Lavar Ball‘s boys made their professional debut on Tuesday in Luthaina.
LaMelo Ball and LiAngelo Ball combined for 29 points to lead BC Vytautas to an 90-80 victory over BC Zalgiris in the inaugural Big Baller Brand Challenge.
The Ball brothers, LaMelo B (10 points) and LiAngelo (19 points) had their moments.
LiAngelo showed off his long-range shooting ability, while LaMelo hit some impressive shots and threw some nice passes.
First real LaMelo Ball highlight on the court in Lithuania pic.twitter.com/y8fP8ExhaX
— Jonas Miklovas (@jmiklovas) January 9, 2018
— Big Baller Brand (@bigballerbrand) January 9, 2018
Tuesday night’s game was broadcast live on Facebook and had more than 120,000 viewers at times. Great numbers considering the gym they played the game in, only seats 1,500 people.
Other games in the Big Baller Brand Challenge will be played at Prienu Vytautas’ between January 15-28, against five different Lithuanian ball clubs including Zalagris, BC Lietuvos rytas, Vytis, Dzūkija and Jonava.
According to the ESPN report, Prienu Vytautas expects the Ball brothers to generate about 100,000 euros ($120,000) in revenue for the team, including an undisclosed amount that Facebook is paying to show the Big Baller Brand Challenge games.
Sounds like Lavar Ball made the right call taking LaMelo out of UCLA and bringing him overseas.