Lithuanian reporter asks LiAngelo Ball out during press conference (vid)
The Ball brothers were introduced to the Lithuanian media during a press conference this week and one intrepid reporter decided capitalize on the access to ask LiAngelo Ball out on a date.
LiAngelo and LaMelo of course signed with BC Vytautas of the Lithuanian Basketball League after the former withdrew from UCLA amid a shoplifting scandal and the latter was pulled out of high school by the brothers’ enigmatic and outspoken father, LaVar Ball.
It remains to be seen how the brothers will fare in Europe and whether their foray across the pond will open up doors to pursue bigger and better things in their professional basketball careers. But one thing is certain: The duo, along with LaVar, are a huge hit in Lithuania.
No further evidence of the Ball family’s rock-star status is needed than how a reporter actually asked out LiAngelo toward the end of the press conference.
In a press conference in Prienai LiAngelo Ball was invited to a date by some girl in the event. LiAngelo was surprised, looked at his father LaVar and answered: “I came here to play basketball”. Heartbreaking.
— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) January 5, 2018
Here’s video of the amusing scene.
And courtesy of ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, here’s the reporter who made the bold move.
This is Evelina Pavliukovic — who just stole the show in this news conference when she asked out LiAngelo. She works for KK2 from LNK TV. pic.twitter.com/lzDUzagSyt
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 5, 2018
Hey, seizing life by the horns and going for it sometimes can be awkward. Let’s call this scene just another example.