On Wednesday night, LaMelo Ball made NBA history after a brilliant performance against the San Antonio Spurs. The Charlotte Hornets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 120-110 at home. Ball had a triple-double, scoring 28 points, grabbing 12 rebounds, and delivering 10 assists in 39 minutes. With this triple-double, LaMelo Ball now has nine career triple-doubles, three of the nine have been earned this season. Before this triple-double, Ball passed Anthony Mason for the most triple-doubles in Hornets’ history. Although these accomplishments are excellent, he placed himself in the NBA history books with a more remarkable accomplishment.
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LaMelo Ball made history
After handling the Spurs each quarter in Wednesday night’s game, the Hornets proved what can happen when they play a complete game. The numbers LaMelo Ball generated helped him to land in the NBA history books: he is now the second-youngest player in NBA history to reach 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 1,000 assists.
According to a report by Jack Rogers of NBA Analysis Network, Ball immediately acknowledged that LeBron James is the youngest player in NBA history to reach 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 1,000 assists. Rogers disclosed that in Ball’s final analysis of being in the NBA history books next to LeBron James, he stated, “I just go out and try to get win after win.”
Before his NBA career ends, Melo will have his name next to other records and achievements. NBA fans across the nation and globe are always excited to watch him play as he does it with incomparable swag.
Charlotte Hornets face Minnesota Timberwolves
Tonight, the Hornets will try to go on the road to Minnesota and defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Hornets will have a challenge defeating the Timberwolves on the road. However, they have momentum traveling with them. LaMelo Ball will continue to supply his team with exemplary play, but others will need to perform well to secure this win.