LaVar Ball's family circus arrived at a Lithuanian airport, and 'chaos' ensued

Give LaVar Ball this: He knows how to create a circus, and this time the show is going global.

The braggadocios father of Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball arrived in Lithuania on Wednesday with his two other sons, LaMelo and LiAngelo, who he respectively pulled out of UCLA and high school to pursue professional basketball careers in Europe. And Lithuanians couldn’t get enough of the Balls.

Media, fans and Lithuanians who just wanted to see what all the fuss was about packed the airport:

When the Balls arrived, Lavar led the plunge into the crowd, signing autographs and basking in the flashing lights of countless cameras, as his two teenage sons — the ones who will be playing for small-town Prienu Vytautas in the Lithuanian Basketball League — lagged behind too less initial fanfare.

LaMelo looks thrilled.

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US entrepreneur LaVar Ball waves upon his arrival with his sons at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, on January 3, 2018, as the two teenagers arrive in the country to make their basketball pro career debut in the Lithuanian Vytautas club. Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomes LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US entrepreneur LaVar Ball talks to journalists upon his arrival with his sons at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, on January 3, 2018, as the two teenagers arrive in the country to make their basketball pro career debut in the Lithuanian Vytautas club. Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomes LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US basketball player LiAngelo Ball (R) arrives at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, on January 3, 2018, as he and his brother are about to make their basketball pro career debut in the Lithuanian Vytautas club. Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomes LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US entrepreneur LaVar Ball talks to journalists upon his arrival with his sons at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, on January 3, 2018, as the two teenagers arrive in the country to make their basketball pro career debut in the Lithuanian Vytautas club. Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomes LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US basketball player LiAngelo Ball poses with fans upon his arrival at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, on January 3, 2018, as he and his brother are about to make their basketball pro career debut in the Lithuanian Vytautas club. Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomes LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US basketball player LiAngelo Ball arrives at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, on January 3, 2018, as he and his brother are about to make their basketball pro career debut in the Lithuanian Vytautas club. Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomes LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US basketball player Lamelo Ball arrives at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, on January 3, 2018, as he and his brother are about to make their basketball pro career debut in the Lithuanian Vytautas club. Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomes LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US basketball player Lamelo Ball arrives at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, on January 3, 2018, as he and his brother are about to make their basketball pro career debut in the Lithuanian Vytautas club. Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomes LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US entrepreneur LaVar Ball arrives with his sons (unseen) at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, on January 3, 2018, as the two teenagers arrive in the country to make their basketball pro career debut in the Lithuanian Vytautas club. Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomes LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US entrepreneur LaVar Ball talks to journalists upon his arrival with his sons at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, on January 3, 2018, as the two teenagers arrive in the country to make their basketball pro career debut in the Lithuanian Vytautas club. Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomes LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
US entrepreneur LaVar Ball talks to journalists upon his arrival with his sons at Vilnius airport in Lithuania, on January 3, 2018, as the two teenagers arrive in the country to make their basketball pro career debut in the Lithuanian Vytautas club. Basketball-crazed Lithuania welcomes LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Jaunius Malisauskas, the owner of the TangoPizza restaurant, poses with his wife Dovile at their restaurant on January 3, 2018 in Prienai, southern Lithuania, where two young basketball stars from the US were expected. Basketball-crazed Lithuania prepares to welcome LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball, the two youngest sons of flamboyant Los Angeles entrepreneur LaVar Ball who recently made headlines due to a feud with US President Donald Trump. The teenagers will make their pro career debut in the Vytautas club, ranked last in the Lithuania basketball league and located in the small southern town of Prienai, population 10,000. / AFP PHOTO / Petras Malukas (Photo credit should read PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Kudos to the musician serenading them with the lyrics, “Welcome to Lithuania, the land of beautiful ladies.” That had to get LaMelo and LiAngelo pretty pumped about the experience, even if they were still caught up in the crowd as their dad yelled “Big Baller” something and got into an awaiting bus.

Prior to departing from Los Angeles, TMZ Sports caught up with LaVar, and they shared this exchange:

“We’ll go over there [to Lithuania] for a hot minute just to let ’em know before these boys get on the Lakers.”

LaVar says he expects his boys to dominate overseas — but for “less than a couple years” before returning to L.A. to sport the Purple and Gold.

Ball told us he plans on staying in Lithuania for a couple of weeks to get his boys set up in their new home … but if he likes it, he might buy a new home over there — or as he calls it, “Big Baller house!”

Sure. Hey, it’s nice to see the United States isn’t alone in its odd obsession with the Ball family circus.

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