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Lithuania Coach Trashes LaVar Ball, Sons In New Statement

LaVar Ball giving a smile to the camera.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: LaVar Ball, father of Lonzo Ball, looks on during the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 22, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

When LaVar Ball announced that his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo would continue their basketball careers in Lithuania, most assumed it would not go well. Months after the Balls left the country with two games left in the season, BC Prienai-Skycop's coach has finally gone in on the Ball family.

Head coach Virginijus Seskus put out a statement this afternoon, accusing LaVar Ball of trying to "destroy the club."

Seskus also went after LiAngelo Ball's ability on the court, as well as the family's Facebook reality show Ball in the Family.

Stadium's Jeff Goodman, who covered the Ball family in Lithuania while at ESPN, posted the statement from BC Prienai-Skycop's coach.

The title of the press release: "Big Baller Brand tried to destroy the club."

BC Prienai-Skycop admitted to taking on the Ball brothers for the short term monetary benefits from its Big Baller Brand sponsorship, which, according to the release, saved the club.

Seskus said that while the association kept the team afloat in the winter, he says that "the way Ball brothers & LaVar were behaving in and outside the court has resulted in the team finishing dead-last in LKL and without any budget for the upcoming season."

Perhaps most harshly, Seskus took aim at the brothers' basketball ability, mocking the fact that LiAngelo Ball didn't wind up getting any real opportunity to play in the NBA.

"The first and most crucial mistake we made was allowing them, especially LaVar, think that they are in charge of the club — its decisions, its plans and even the game. His boys were nowhere near the level of the LKL, let alone NBA, which [the NBA] obviously understands, seeing the draft outcome. And the most disappointing fact was that they had no inner drive to become better."

Seskus also accuses Ball of not paying money to the teams that won the Big Baller Brand tournaments. LaVar has since fielded complaints from at least one player in his JBA about not receiving promised payments.