LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball about to take court in Lithuania

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LiAngelo & LaMelo Ball 1st Pro Game in Lithuania (Live Stream)

"I'm glad we won, but I could do better". The ones who aren't winning the LKL championship every year? But that's why I'm here to help you.

LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball will make their Lithuanian basketball debuts on Tuesday for Prienu Vytautas in what can only be described as Big Baller fashion. I use quotes because it was less a game and more a scrimmage between the Vytautas squad and a team that looked like it was made up of children.

The adjustment to playing against grown men in Europe won't be easy for the Balls, but both brothers looked comfortable facing kids their own age or younger on Tuesday.

It's apparent LaVar Ball's master plan to move his boys away to the relative obscurity of Lithuania's professional basketball league was a success branding opportunity.

LiAngelo had 19 points and three rebounds and his younger brother, LaMelo, had 10 points, nine assists and six turnovers.

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The big takeaway? The whole thing was a joke. "They'll get more comfortable with my boys and my boys will get more comfortable with them". On top of that, it was a massive branding operation for LaVar, who slapped the BBB logo on everything including the refs.

When BC Vytautas offered LiAngelo and LaMelo contracts last month, the financially struggling club did it largely because of the newfound attention, fan support and sponsors the Ball brothers would bring.

The Balls' goal still appears to be reaching the NBA, but the league requires prospective players to be one year out of high school before being eligible for the NBA Draft. According to Lithuanian basketball writer Jonas Miklovas, LiAngelo was 1-of-5 from three-point territory but made seven of his 14 shots from inside the arc. We're still left with a lot of uncertainty about how this great experiment will work out.

If Evelina were a regular viewer of Facebook Watch's "Ball in the Family" or a follower of LiAngelo's Instagram account, she would know that he already has a girlfriend, and that her name is Izzy.

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