BC Prienai-Skycop's head coach says LaMelo & LiAngelo were well below league standard, let alone the NBA.
BC Prienai-Skycop regrets taking on LaMelo & LiAngelo Ball as first-team players, and their father LaVar Ball as an "ad hoc" consultant. The Lithuanian basketball club issued a page-and-a-half press release on Thursday in which they spelled out their cost benefit ratio of their previous acquisitions. LaVar's decision to unceremoniously pull his sons off the team as they mired in a relegation battle. European sporting outfits are subject to a promotion/relegation system, where new franchise either climb or fall the divisional ranks. Incidentally LaVar wanted no part in such a dog fight.
In their printed statement, BC Prienai-Skycop complained that LaVar had disrespected the franchise, but the board was willing to accept full responsibility for their mistake of misguided "assimilation." The presser titled "BC Prienai-Skycop: Big Baller Brand tried to destroy the club" described the Ball family as a cantankerous element from day one.
The club's coach also took a swipe at LiAngelo and LaMelo in his quoted half of the press release: “His boys were nowhere near the level of the LKL, let alone NBA, which (the NBA) obviously understands, seeing the draft outcome." While those words have been correct by NBA scouts showing no willingness to sign LiAngelo Ball, the jury is still out on the rapidly developing LaMelo Ball, who has seen his stock rise since returning to the JBA.