London Lions are pleased to announce an International game against Lithuanian LKL side BC Vytautas Prienu on Easter Monday – 2nd April at 4pm.
US born brothers Lamelo and LiAngelo Ball currently play for the Lithuanian side and people say they are destined for the NBA, like their brother Lonzo Ball, who plays for the LA Lakers.
The Big Baller Brand visited the Lions Trophy Semi Final at the Copper Box Arena in February and LaVar Ball, head of the family, couldn’t help but be impressed at the charm London has to offer.
The basketball family’s reality TV show, ‘Ball in the Family’, is one of the number one shows on Facebook, and exposure for this game will be high in the US.
Where the Big Baller Brand goes, long lines of fans are sure to follow. That was as true for their last London visit where their pop-up shop in London bought thousands of fans out to pick up some of the acclaimed Big Baller merchandise. LaVar Ball had this to say: “Let’s have a Ball”!
The Lions have lots of surprises up their sleeve for the game and with exciting half time entertainment added into the mix the event will be a real showstopper in this year’s London Lions Calendar.
A spokesperson for BC Vytautas added: “Our team is very excited about coming to London, we will be throwing all our power behind this game”.
Unlike in the UK where football is the top dog in sport, in Lithuania everything is about basketball. It has been said that Basketball is like a religion in the country and Lithuanians are renowned for being dedicated, fanatic and passionate basketball fans.
Lions Chief Executive, Vince Macaulay said: “With London having the largest Lithuanian population outside Lithuania, we have always wanted to play a Lithuanian team and engage with their huge fan base.
“We know Lithuania is proud to boast an exciting and dynamic basketball culture which I feel this country needs to adopt for us to take the sport to the next level”.
When asked about the Ball brothers, Macaulay added: “The two of them have real talent and the Lithuanian side as a whole is strong, so I know they will be a force to be reckoned with. I have some surprises to spring though and the Capital’s team is going to give them a good run for their money – the fans are in for a treat!”
Tickets go on sale at 1pm on Monday 12th March at ticketmaster.co.uk and fans are urged to book early and be part of an Easter Sell out game.