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"The priority is for the boys to play on the same team". Ball will be spending his time between appearing on talk shows in the United States and overseas if this is the case.

(From left to right) Lonzo Ball, LaMelo Ball, Tina Ball, LaVar Ball and LiAngelo Ball attend LaMelo Ball's 16th Birthday.

LaVar Ball pulled LiAngelo from UCLA on Monday, telling ESPN that he was frustrated that the school hadn't made a determination on the length of his son's suspension following an arrest for shoplifting while in China last month.

However, the National Basketball Association has what is known as the 'one-and-done rule, ' requiring players to be at least one year removed from high school or at least 19 years of age before entering the league, which is why the pair are looking to sign outside the United States.

Historically, players who've eschewed college for a year of pro ball in Europe or Asia haven't ended up in high draft slots.

The Ball family is in Philadelphia, where the Lakers will play the 76ers on Thursday night.

The brothers - Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo - were tearing up the high school and AAU circuits, most notably for their high-scoring performances. That information comes from LaVar Ball. LaVar has proclaimed that LiAngelo will enter the 2018 NBA Draft, so transferring to another school for next season was not an option.

"There will be three people with them all the time", Ball said. It's a future that has nearly certainly been made more unlikely by this move. Lavar put everything on hold to care for his wife and make sure she recovered to be the woman she was.

According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, LaVar's plan is to now get LiAngelo and LaMelo on the same team overseas.

'I don't know the deals and who is offering what, ' Ball said. Because they've retained professional representation, they will not be allowed to play college basketball.

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