NBA Twitter reacts to Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball’s potentially season-ending wrist injury
NBA fans collectively held their breath when news broke that Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball might be out for the season after fracturing his wrist. Fans flocked to Twitter to share their heartbreak through a combination of memes and witty banter.
Charlotte guard LaMelo Ball — rookie of the year frontrunner — is expected to miss the rest of the season with a fracture to his right wrist, source tells ESPN. He's seeking a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 22, 2021
A fan claimed that he has no clue how to survive without seeing LaMelo Ball playing balling out. In just his rookie season, Ball has quickly amassed a following among NBA fans. His passing ability and vision have thrilled basketball diehards across the globe.
I went 18 years without watching LaMelo Ball play basketball for the Charlotte Hornets once and here I am wondering how on earth I’m supposed to make it 8 months without seeing it again
— Ben (@bhuncc) March 22, 2021
Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell sent out a rather insensitive tweet after news about Ball broke. As expected, he got lashed by a ton of fans. Some pointed out how Russell should exercise some class. Others went straight to the point by telling Rusell that Ball is already a better basketball player than him.
— (REDACTED) Burner Account (@tgunn21) March 22, 2021
all jokes aside lamelo is literally better than dlo
— Dean 🌹 (@HeirLavine) March 22, 2021
Several fans, of course, inserted LaVar Ball — LaMelo’s gregarious father — into the picture. Though Ball’s chances of winning Rookie of the Year have dwindled, fans believe that LaVar will do anything in his power to make sure his son takes the plum.
— BROTHER (@BrotherHQ) March 22, 2021
A fan posted an imagined scenario of how LaVar would force his son to play to win top rookie honors. While it’s a made-up scheme, there’s still that possibility that LaVar would come up with ways to gets his son back on the court, for Melo’s own sake too.
Lavar Ball trying to convince LaMelo Ball not to miss the rest of the season so that he can still win rookie of the year pic.twitter.com/VIjtr1kTBw
— Rich (@UptownDCRich) March 22, 2021
Another fan expressed his disappointment at the recent turn of events not just involving Ball, but LeBron James as well. Here’s to hoping that no one gets seriously hurt again.
First Lebron, now LaMelo 😔 Just cancel the season man 😭
— 𝙃𝙤𝙤𝙙𝙞𝙚 𝙇𝘽𝙅 ➐ (@HoodieLBJ) March 22, 2021