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LaMelo Ball thinks he’s already better than Lonzo Ball

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LaMelo Ball thinks he’s already a better basketball player than his older brother, New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball.

LaMelo’s NBA draft stock is steadily rising, and there are some who believe he can be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft. Lonzo went No. 2 to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017.

Via Mirin Fader of Bleacher Report:

The first time they met, Brooks told LaMelo, “Your brother’s really good,” referring to Lonzo. LaMelo stared at him and said, deadpan, “I’m better than him.” He also believes he can play in the NFL right now: “Swear to God, I can be an NFL quarterback!” Any such dreams were squashed, though, when LaVar said the fashion-conscious, sneakerhead teenager would have to closet his sneakers and wear cleats all day every day of ninth grade if he wanted to play football.

The hype around LaMelo Bell keeps growing seemingly every day. In a high school game back in 2017, LaMelo scored a whopping 92 points, including 41 in the fourth quarter.

Now that he’s taller and stronger, NBA scouts believe LaMelo can succeed at the NBA level, though he remains turnover prone. LaMelo can hit 3s in bunches due to his quick release, though he’s a very streak shooter. Like Lonzo, LaMelo is a gifted passer as well, with one scout even likening the youngest Ball brother to Luka Doncic.