LaMelo Ball is entering his third NBA season, and he has shown flashes of brilliance. There haven’t been many bad things to say about LaMelo, until now. It’s been revealed that an anonymous NBA player made a harsh statement about LaMelo Ball and the Hornets.
This statement was revealed on The Unrestricted Area Presented by Basketball Intelligence podcast. Apparently, a player who played against LaMelo and the Hornets in this preseason wasn’t impressed with the star point guard or his team.
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Anonymous NBA player makes harsh statement about LaMelo Ball
In The Unrestricted Area Presented by Basketball Intelligence podcast, NBA analyst David Thorpe said LaMelo’s leadership skills were poor, and he revealed that an anonymous opposing player had some harsh words about LaMelo and the Hornets.
“This LaMelo Ball, when he’s the face of your franchise, you’re all about style and substance. You’re not about competitiveness, you’re not about toughness, you’re not about winning. LaMelo’s gotta grow up. I see nothing from him, not in year three that shows me he cares about winning. I don’t believe that he does. You’re allowed to grow up… I talked to a player that played against Charlotte this preseason, and the player told me, ‘That team is trash because LaMelo Ball is trash.'”
This is uncalled for. The anonymous player shouldn’t have criticized a young player like LaMelo. If they felt this strongly about LaMelo and his team, they should have attached their name to the comments.
When LaMelo returns from his injury, he could use this as fuel to prove this anonymous player wrong. Until then, maybe his teammates will react the same way.
To hear the interview, click on the podcast link below:
The Unrestricted Area Presented by Basketball Intelligence podcast.