Lithuanian coach wants 'little chipmunk' LaMelo to stop shooting 40-footers

PRIENAI, LITHUANIA - JANUARY 09: LaMelo Ball of Vytautas Prienai prior to the match between Vytautas Prienai and Zalgiris Kauno on January 9, 2018 in Prienai, Lithuania.
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LaMelo Ball appears to be causing some headaches for his coach in the LKL.

Virginijus Seskus, head coach of Vytautas, aired his grievances with the 16-year-old - while also revealing the teenager's interesting new nickname - during an interview with a Lithuanian television station.

"When I watch them in practices, they stand out, especially the little one. You can't control that little chipmunk," Seskus said, as transcribed by Josh Martin of USA Today Sports. "You say: 'Don't shoot 40-footers.' Next thing you know, he's shooting 40-footers.

"He's used to doing that stuff. They're not used to training hard. You need to make them give 100 percent in practices."

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Seskus added that once the Big Baller Brand Challenge Games end, LaMelo and brother LiAngelo will "see that we're a serious team. They will need to stop playing around."