You can have your opinions about LaVar Ball, but he won.
The Lakers drafted Lonzo Ball with the 2nd pick in the 2017 draft, LaMelo was picked by the Charlotte Hornets just last month, and now the Ball patriarch has successfully got his third son, LiAngelo, in the NBA as well. That’s right– the middle Ball has agreed to sign an Exhibit 10 deal with the Detroit Pistons.
His new deal with Detroit is one-year, non-guaranteed, but Exhibit 10 contract means that the Pistons G-League affiliate would offer him a signing bonus to join the second-tier team.
His post-high school career was followed by a stint at UCLA until an alleged shoplifting incident in China saw him kicked off the team. He went undrafted in 2018 and spent last season in the G League with Oklahoma City Thunder affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue but never gave up on his dream.
If you ask LaVar, he’s been manifesting this for years.
“We get three of the Ball boys on the Lakers together, and we gonna go championship, championship, championship, championship, championship,” LaVar Ball told CBS Sports in 2017. “You think I’m playing? You saw what they did in high school.”
But aside from the fact that three brothers are in the league at once, the jokes about the Ball brothers and outspoken LaVar’s dream coming true, check out some of the best reactions to LiAngelo getting a deal with the Detriot Pistons below.