The news has broken that the Charlotte Hornets have waived LiAngelo Ball. The question now is, what does this mean for LiAngelo?
LiAngelo Ball is the lone Ball brother not to have a permanent role in the NBA. This past offseason, when LiAngelo signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Hornets, his second with the franchise, appeared to be his best chance at earning a permanent role in the NBA.
Now that his second chance has ended, we as fans have to wonder what this means for LiAngelo’s future in basketball.
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LiAngelo Ball’s NBA future is in doubt
LiAngelo Ball’s unsuccessful attempt to make the Hornets’ roster looks to be his last shot at making it to the NBA. Unfortunately, LiAngelo doesn’t seem to have the same talent level as his brothers, Lonzo Ball and LaMelo Ball.
LiAngelo’s determination is there, and we know he will never quit trying to achieve his dreams, but sometimes our dreams are not reachable. So now what? This is a question LiAngelo will have to answer.
LiAngelo will most likely want to continue to play basketball, and there’s a chance he could return to the Greensboro Swarm, the Hornets G League affiliate. If LiAngelo can’t earn a spot back with the Swarm, he could also travel overseas to play in any of the fantastic international basketball leagues.
Whatever decision LiAngelo comes up with, we all wish him well. At the end of the day, we want to see LiAngelo out on a basketball court, playing the game he loves.