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LiAngelo, LaMelo Ball's latest JBA effort proves how big a joke the league is

12up logo 12up 7/22/2018 Sam Britt
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What is this league? It is a joke. 

The Los Angeles Ballers, led by brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, continue to lay waste to opponents. Teams don't have the defensive prowess necessary to stop the two dominating talents. 

Dominating talent. LiAngelo Ball. How is this happening? Why is LiAngelo taking like 40 shots per game? Why is nobody stopping him? How are the Los Angeles Ballers averaging 140 points per game? None of this makes any sense.

This league is bad is really the only answer that makes sense. There is absolutely no defense being played in this league. Prior to this game, the L.A. Ballers put up 170 points in consecutive games. 170! Twice in a row!

LaMelo is the only actually talented player in the league so he is just doing whatever he wants on the court. He has admittedly made a few really nice passes and shoots at something resembling a decent efficiency.

The same cannot be said for his older brother. LiAngelo is seemingly shooting whenever he has the chance. He is barely getting a point per shot attempt. It seems like every game he is taking 45+ shots. LiAngelo and LaMelo combined for 101 points last game. Two players, 101 points. 

This is the end of the line for LiAngelo playing basketball in North America so it makes some sort of sense for him to just pad his stats while he can.

The sad thing is how this is probably hurting LaMelo's chances at making the NBA. He truly is a talent but just refuses to work on aspects of his game, like his defense and shot selection, and continues to be put in environments that foster his bad habits. 

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