LiAngelo Ball Is Taking His Talents To The JBA’s Los Angeles Ballers

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Last month, LiAngelo Ball told Nice Kicks that playing in the Junior Basketball Association (JBA) would be a “step back” for him professionally:

Nice Kicks: In regards to your basketball career, what options would you consider as a player?

LiAngelo Ball: Right now, I’m taking it day by day. I’ll be willing to play in the G-League and get moved up from there. That’s an option. I’m not going to play in the JBA. I feel like that’s taking a step back for me. If I have to play in the G-League then that’s what it’s going to be. I’m not running away from the work.

Life has come at the least talented Ball Bro fast, because Gelo officially took that step back Monday by joining the Los Angeles Ballers. He’s due to make his big debut Thursday in the city of Ontario.

The comical press release states Gelo made the decision after seeing the “competitiveness” and “talent level” in the JBA.

RELEASE: LiAngelo Ball will play for the Los Angeles Ballers of the JBA League. For quotes and more information, read FULL press release. #NewBallEra #JBA https://t.co/0yAmi3CL64 pic.twitter.com/7EjKeej1G1

— JBA (@bbbjbaleague) July 9, 2018

Poor Gelo. The guy already tempered his expectations to the G-League level, but his ass couldn’t even get on a Summer League roster. The good news? Gelo will probably be a Laker down the line, according to him.

Gelo should expect to see maybe 5 fans playing in this joke league:

Meanwhile, the JBA is underway. A very empty stadium for the first game of the night. 😳😳 pic.twitter.com/V03PtVS3Nf

— ProCity Hoops™ (@ProCityHoops) June 22, 2018

Houston vs New York @bbbjbaleague Great game, great matchup, hard play. #jbaleague #BigBallerBrand pic.twitter.com/wsDJyLNN3E

— GotMix News (@gotmix) June 24, 2018

ICYMI: LaVar's JBA debuted tonight and it was more empty than a Trump Inauguration pic.twitter.com/WcSMfvOAj8

— Nick Yoko (@nickyokoyama) June 22, 2018