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LaMelo Ball had a heartwarming reunion of sorts while watching yesterday’s FIBA World Cup game where Lithuania pulled off an upset against Team USA with a final score of 110-104.

In a couple of Instagram stories, Ball couldn’t contain his surprise when he spotted a familiar face on Lithuania’s roster. With a photo of Lithuania’s #33 player, he wrote, “i sweaa i think dis buddy i hooped wit back den.”

It didn’t end there; he also noted that this player was wearing the same #33 jersey as his former teammate from his time in Lithuania. Playfully, Ball added, “tell me i ain’t trippin.”

Indeed, LaMelo’s instincts were right on the money. The player wearing #33 for Lithuania is none other than Tomas Dimsa, who once shared the court with Ball during their stint with Vytautas Prienai back in 2018.

Since then, Dimsa has made significant strides in his career and now proudly represents EuroLeague team Zalgiris Kaunas where he also wears No. 33.