Nov 15, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins guard LiAngelo Ball speaks at a press conference regarding the arrest of Ball and freshman teammates Jalen Hill and Cody Riley (both not pictured) in China for shoplifting. Ball is the son of LaVar Ball and Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (both not pictured). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LaVar Ball is still convinced, despite heavy evidence otherwise, his son LiAngelo will get a chance to play in the NBA.

On Thursday night, LiAngelo Ball wasn’t drafted or signed to an NBA contract. LaVar, who’s publicly touted all of his sons will play for the Lakers (with Lonzo), is still convinced Gelo will get a shot at being a pro. Ball said his son will get a chance to prove himself in the NBA Summer League.

Here’s the thing, I find it extremely unlikely any team is willing to even bring LiAngelo in for a Summer League audition. He’s simply not an NBA caliber talent, nor does he have the skillset to suggest one day he might be. Plus, you get all the baggage and circus of LaVar. There’s no incentive to give him a look. Even the Lakers want nothing to do with him.

At the end of the day, Gelo has a slim chance at even playing in the Summer League. He’s a headache and then some and not good enough to warrant consideration for a roster spot. LaVar will keep banging the drum of his pro potential, but it’s all noise and no substance.

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