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When to watch Ball in the Family... and should you?

Is this really necessary? Watch the first two episodes here and find out.
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Lonzo Ball is the NBA star, but who will be the breakout star of Ball in the Family? Photo: Facebook Watch

Can’t get enough Lonzo Ball or his dad LaVar Ball? Facebook Watch has you covered and you need to catch up because the first two episodes of Ball in the Family already aired.

Lonzo Ball, the first-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Lakers, isn’t the only Ball getting attention. Lonzo Ball’s father, LaVar Ball, is known for not being able to shut his mouth, basically.

Lonzo’s brothers are also known up-and-comers, but unlike their dad, they have talent.

LiAngelo Ball, a freshman at UCLA like his older brother, and LaMelo Ball, who committed to UCLA at the age of 13, are also NBA stars on the rise.

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Facebook officially launched its new video streaming hub to the United States on Tuesday, but reality TV show Ball in the Family premiered on Aug. 31 during Watch’s limited roll out.

The show humanizes the Big Baller Brand, The Source wrote, and gives viewers a glimpse into the Lonzo Ball and his brothers' relationship with their father and how they are coping after their mother’s stroke.

Of the two episodes that aired on Aug. 31, numbers suggest it’s not going to be a runaway hit.

The family’s first episode achieved 5.4 million views and the second episode brought in 610,000 views, losing 10 percent of its viewers between the two shows.

“This is apparently not a show which people want to binge watch,” The Big Lead’s Stephen Douglas wrote. “These numbers probably demonstrate that people are very interested in looking at this circus in snippets and soundbites, but anything more may be unnecessary.”

Metro’s Joe Pantorno saw the show as potentially "unnecessary" before it premiered. "[A] reality show that will follow him around everywhere is something that just seems unnecessary for a young, budding basketball star," he wrote.

“Within such an enormous market like Los Angeles, there is already going to be enough attention on him,” Pantorno continued. “He won't even be able to get away from all the ruckus in his own home with this show getting the green light.

“Not to mention, his brother Liangelo is 18 and LaMelo is just 15. So much for a normal college experience or childhood for that matter.”

Ball in the Family is produced by Bunim/Murray, which also produces Keeping Up With the Kardashians and MTV’s Real World. The show will air every Sunday starting on Sept. 10.

Watch the first two episodes below.

 
 
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