If LiAngelo Ball is in the NBA this summer, it won’t be with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers have formally informed the middle Ball son that he won’t be on their Summer League team.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, in speaking to a source, said the decision has “more to it than basketball,” referencing Ball’s father, LaVar Ball, tweeting, “the LaVar effect was real.” I would assume most general managers around the league are probably going to take that approach.

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