LiAngelo Ball is the middle child of LaVar Ball and is currently the only son not to be playing in the NBA. This hasn’t stopped LiAngelo from finding success in his life.
LiAngelo Ball has had many stints in professional basketball. In 2018, LiAngelo played in the Lithuanian Basketball League for Prienai.
LiAngelo would declare for the 2018 NBA Draft and leave Prienai in April 2018. He finished his career in the Lithuanian Basketball League with averages of 12.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.
After not being selected in the 2018 NBA Draft, LiAngelo joined the Junior Basketball Association, a league founded by his father. There, he’d find success, including a game where he scored 58 points in a 157–134 playoff win over the Philadelphia Ballers.
LiAngelo signed with the Oklahoma City Blue, a G League team affiliated with the Oklahoma City Thunder, on December 29, 2019. Unfortunately, for LiAngelo, the Blue would play just one game before the league was shut down because of COVID-19. LiAngelo did not play in their only game.
Times were tough, but LiAngelo didn’t give up. On December 2, 2020, LiAngelo signed a training camp contract with the Detroit Pistons, but he would be waived without ever seeing the floor in the preseason.
LiAngelo would twice sign with the Greensboro Swarm, the G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, the team LiAngelo’s brother, LaMelo Ball, plays for. During this time, LiAngelo twice was invited to join the Hornets Summer League team but was waived and rejoined the Swarm each time.
LiAngelo Ball might not have seen the same success as his brothers LaMelo and Lonzo Ball, but he’ll never quit on his dream of making the NBA. On a personal note, LiAngelo is having great success as it has been recently announced that he and his partner, Nikki Mudarris, are expecting their first child together.
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LiAngelo and Nikki are expecting their first child
LiAngelo Ball and his partner, Nikki Mudarris, who is known for her appearances on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, told Georgia Slater of People Magazine that:
“We’re both so excited about becoming parents, we spoke about having a life & kids when we first met, our goals, dreams, life we wanted & then it really happened. It’s like when you know you know and that’s how we felt when we first met. We can’t wait to meet our baby and begin this new chapter together. It’s super exciting for us both being first time parents and getting to experience everything together.”
As mentioned earlier, LiAngelo may not have found the success on the basketball court that he wants, but becoming a father is something he should hold his head up high and be proud of. There’s nothing better than being a great father to your children. LiAngelo should know this, as he has a great father in his life.
As for his basketball career, LiAngelo will never give up. He has the talent to play in the NBA, and his day will come. Hopefully, sooner than later.