LaMelo Ball is a polarizing player. Leading up to the NBA Draft many experts thought he should have been the clear number one pick, but there were many others who questioned his upside and fit in the league. There was one aspect of his game that is indisputable, his passing.
His ability to pass is an elite skill that will help everyone around him.
On the daily Locked On Hornets Podcast, host Nata Edwards recaps his preseason debut for the Hornets, explaining how LaMelo Ball is already changing the game and making things easier for his teammates.
Nata Edwards: The biggest compliment I can give LaMelo Ball, and granted, it’s a preseason game so I don’t want anyone that’s going to be legalistic about this or take this too far. He made Bismack Biyombo into a credible finisher. If you’ve seen Bismack Biyombo’s career, if you’ve seen his movies, to quote the Chappelle Show, you know that Bismack Biyombo isn’t the greatest finisher. Think about this, Biz took a three-quarter court pass from LaMelo Ball, didn’t fumble it, didn’t do anything, was completely smooth, turned, and finished. Then… and we’re going to talk about the first behind the back pass because the first one was just ridiculous to Miles Bridges, we’re gonna talk about that. The second pass where LaMelo gives it off to Biz behind the back in the second half, and Biz doesn’t necessarily fumble, he goes up double clutches and dunks. Think about this Walker, how nuts is that?