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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject:

greenfrog wrote:
da hell is the JBA?

An alternative league formed by his dad for guys that don't want to pursue college basketball and get paid.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject:

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To the JBA.
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/liangelo-ball-joins-brother-lamelo-ball-will-play-junior-basketball-association-league-170105835.html


Wait... first he said he wasn't playing in the JBA and now he is playing there? So did NO other SL/GLeague teams want to give him a shot? That's kinda sad... (although was he the one that was shoplifting in China?)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:53 pm    Post subject:

lakersken80 wrote:
greenfrog wrote:
da hell is the JBA?

An alternative league formed by his dad for guys that don't want to pursue college basketball and get paid.


Eight teams (LA, NY, Hou, Chi, Dal, Phi, Atl, Sea) all with the team name of "Ballers". No TV contracts so the games are broadcast over Facebook. No sponsors other than BBB so far.

I don't know if any of these players are among the top prep players but I sure hope Lavar isn't convincing any of them to leave high school early like he did with his own son.

Speaking of Lamelo, in four games he's averaging about 35 shots per game. No surprise that's the most on the team. About a third of his shots are from 3pt range where he's shooting 19.5%.

You paying attention NBA GMs?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject:

This baller league is a pipe dream, I only hope Zo's money is NOT funding it...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:02 am    Post subject:

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Speaking of Lamelo, in four games he's averaging about 35 shots per game. No surprise that's the most on the team. About a third of his shots are from 3pt range where he's shooting 19.5%.




Poor Lonzo. He's going to waste all his money on his dad's ideas.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:35 am    Post subject:

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This baller league is a pipe dream, I only hope Zo's money is NOT funding it...


I wonder how much it costs to rent those arenas and fly those teams across the country to play each other....I can't imagine its cheap.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:35 pm    Post subject:

if he stayed at UCLA for 4 years and Lavar kept his mouth shut he would have atleast got a summer league invite somewhere.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject:

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if he stayed at UCLA for 4 years and Lavar kept his mouth shut he would have atleast got a summer league invite somewhere.


Undisciplined and impatient. I doubt the JBA will teach him skills necessary to get to the NBA level. Don't forget most of the best NBA prospects are in NCAA competition so he'll never be able to hone his skills against good competition.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:27 pm    Post subject:

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if he stayed at UCLA for 4 years and Lavar kept his mouth shut he would have atleast got a summer league invite somewhere.


He would have gotten to play with his brother at UCLA too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:26 pm    Post subject:

I'd love to see some team invite one of the Ball Bros to camp and give LeVar a stern warning that is he shoots his mouth off about anything regarding their team or coaches they will IMMEDIATELY release his son...!

And then do it, because I'm sure he won't be able to control himself when a reporter shoves a mic in his face..

Then he can look his kid in the guy and have him say "thanks dad".
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:11 am    Post subject:

Steve007 wrote:
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if he stayed at UCLA for 4 years and Lavar kept his mouth shut he would have atleast got a summer league invite somewhere.


He would have gotten to play with his brother at UCLA too.


That China thing screwed up plans big time. Playing at UCLA would have been the best thing for Gelo for a myriad reasons. Good growth opportunity, plus if he did refine his game and develop, he could have played with LaMelo again as well as raise his stock (plus that of their brand)
significantly. We'll never know now. Shame.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:08 am    Post subject:

MoriArty wrote:
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if he stayed at UCLA for 4 years and Lavar kept his mouth shut he would have atleast got a summer league invite somewhere.


He would have gotten to play with his brother at UCLA too.


That China thing screwed up plans big time. Playing at UCLA would have been the best thing for Gelo for a myriad reasons. Good growth opportunity, plus if he did refine his game and develop, he could have played with LaMelo again as well as raise his stock (plus that of their brand)
significantly. We'll never know now. Shame.


Yeah, that's true but the China thing wasn't something Gelo couldn't recover from. If Lavar hadn't been so arrogant and let Gelo take the suspension instead of treating UCLA as a way station to his NBA career, things might have turned out differently.

It's too bad he didn't pay attention to the Holiday brothers game plan. Even though Jrue was good enough to jump to the NBA after one year like Lonzo, Justin and Aaron realized they needed time to develop at the college level and now all three made it to the NBA. Justin made it despite going undrafted.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:20 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:17 am    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
MoriArty wrote:
Steve007 wrote:
audioaxes wrote:
if he stayed at UCLA for 4 years and Lavar kept his mouth shut he would have atleast got a summer league invite somewhere.


He would have gotten to play with his brother at UCLA too.


That China thing screwed up plans big time. Playing at UCLA would have been the best thing for Gelo for a myriad reasons. Good growth opportunity, plus if he did refine his game and develop, he could have played with LaMelo again as well as raise his stock (plus that of their brand)
significantly. We'll never know now. Shame.


Yeah, that's true but the China thing wasn't something Gelo couldn't recover from. If Lavar hadn't been so arrogant and let Gelo take the suspension instead of treating UCLA as a way station to his NBA career, things might have turned out differently.

It's too bad he didn't pay attention to the Holiday brothers game plan. Even though Jrue was good enough to jump to the NBA after one year like Lonzo, Justin and Aaron realized they needed time to develop at the college level and now all three made it to the NBA. Justin made it despite going undrafted.

exactly
and one thing to consider is that if it wasnt China something else would have spurred Lavar to pull him out of UCLA. He was feeling himself big time and ego was at a all-time high after Lonzo was drafted by the Lakers. It was only a matter of time before Lavar would have gotten fed up with UCLA and put Gelo on a team where he had more control over (Lithuania, JBA)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:38 pm    Post subject:

Lavar is a POS that ruined ANY chance of Gelo ever sniffing the NBA and it looks like Melo could be on that same road.

Anyone whose watched the reality show can see that he just feeds them the same BS he spits out and definitely has the younger kids thinking that he has a master plan for them making it to the NBA.

The JBA is a (bleep) show for his sons to do whatever the hell they want to put up numbers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:36 pm    Post subject:

Check out this vid of the coach of the Chicago Ballers "coaching" one of his players.

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That wiki page of the the JBA is hilarious.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject:

numero-ocho wrote:
Check out this vid of the coach of the Chicago Ballers "coaching" one of his players.

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That wiki page of the the JBA is hilarious.


Looks pretty bad, but if nobody is paying attention the remedy for the league takes care of itself. That coach won't be "coaching" for long.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:07 am    Post subject:

First game for Gelo: 53 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists

His team wins 171-138 (yes the teams really scored that many points).


Highlights here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CLto021ovFo
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:14 am    Post subject:

defensive Highlights here:




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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:22 am    Post subject:

Melo highlights in the same game.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gkvW9Bksl8k


Do they play defense in this league? Doesnít seem like it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:57 am    Post subject:

Steve007 wrote:
Melo highlights in the same game.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gkvW9Bksl8k


Do they play defense in this league? Doesnít seem like it.


No defense on Gelo and Melo or you're fired.

At the play-by-play hyping up that lame off the glass dunk by Melo.
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