Last month, a video surfaced of some kids in Charlotte, North Carolina looking for LaMelo Ball. Instead, they found the GOAT, Michael Jordan, and went bananas. Sadly, upon asking for a photo with the legend, Jordan shot the kids down. Well, on Thursday, another video surfaced on social media. It appears Ball happened to come across at least one of those same kids while taking a photo himself.
LaMelo Ball couldn’t believe these fans were the same group that got rejected by Michael Jordan last month 🤣
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The child holding the camera can be heard saying “I was looking for Michael Jordan… I mean I was looking for you and seen Michael.” Ball replied “It was yo ass” before using an expletive in shock that he happened to come across the same kid.
The Hornets team owner has since been ridiculed online for not taking the photo with the kids. Meanwhile, Ball looks like a hero in comparison.
LaMelo Ball burst onto the NBA scene as a rookie last year, posting just under 16 points, with six rebounds and six assists per game. He followed that up this year with an even more productive season. He averaged over 20 points per game to go along with 7.6 assists and 6.7 rebounds. Ball also knocked down almost 39 percent of his shots from downtown.
A few years ago, seemingly the whole basketball world was rooting against the Ball children to succeed. The vast majority of that sentiment was because of his father and his outlandish personalities and claims. But LaVar Ball has since disappeared into the background, as he should, and let his sons shine.
Both Lonzo and LaMelo Ball are having very productive careers. The middle brother, LiAngelo, most recently played for the Hornets in the 2022 NBA Summer League.