LiAngelo Ball Was Balling In First G League Start

While both of his All-Star brothers in the NBA are currently out with injuries that have ravaged their seasons (0 games for Lonzo Ball, 3 games for LaMelo), younger bro LiAngelo Ball was really strutting his stuff in the G League Monday night. In his first start of the season, he posted a career-high 26 points.

The Charlotte Hornets gave LiAngelo a shot to join his brother LaMelo with the Bugs at training camp, but he wasn't given a contract, and instead was sent to the team's G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. He started slowly, with only seven points off the bench in his previous four games. But giving him the start Monday night apparently sparked a fire in him. 

Ball shot 10 of 15 on field goals, and hit on 6 of 10 three-point attempts. He had missed the Swarm's last game with an ankle injury, but clearly, it wasn't too serious. 

And if you think this story sounds familiar, it's because it is. Nearly exactly one year ago, Ball exploded onto the scene in his G League debut with the Swarm last season as well, scoring 22 points on 9 of 13 shooting. He finished the year averaging 4.6 points in 13 minutes average off the bench. 

Hopefully, he'll get more of a run this time around, and get a shot at suiting up with one of his brothers in the Association at some point down the road.