Thursday night, LiAngelo Ball, the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, went undrafted in the NBA Draft. Ball, who left UCLA before his freshman year to play over in Lithuania, was apparently not worth using a draft pick on - for any team.
It turns out, he might not even be getting a roster spot in the Summer League this year either. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reports Friday morning that Ball will not be offered a spot with the Lakers for the Summer League.
Furthermore, Shelburne hinted that it isn't just Ball's game being cited as a reason for the decision. LaVar Ball - LiAngelo's father - could be partially to blame.
Ball worked out for the Lakers a few weeks back, at the request of his older brother, and reportedly didn't perform well. At this point, it doesn't look like the franchise is interested in employing two Ball brothers.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the Ball family was ready for the news. LaVar, early Friday morning, told reporters that LiAngelo's "next" step was going to be the Summer League. Perhaps he thought the Lakers would give his son that opportunity.
That said, he could still land on another team's Summer League roster. At this point, it's unclear if any other franchises are interested in him.