LaMelo Ball Rumors

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LaMelo Ball
LaMelo Ball
Position: G
Born: 08/22/01
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:181 lbs. / 82.1 kg.
Salary: $7,839,960
And more than 90 minutes before the first pick, at 3:33 p.m. PT, the east gate of the Ball compound opened and a white Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV (base price: $330,000) rumbled onto the property like a large feline. Its driver — identified only as “That’s the car guy, I don’t know his name” by everyone I ask — is greeted like a conquering hero. He stepped out of the vehicle and accepted the congratulations and well wishes from LaVar, who was followed by a peacock’s tail of car-loving men who appear in the driveway as if blown by the wind. Photographs are taken and videos are shot. There are desperate, plaintive calls for LaMelo, and within seconds he appears, smiling, shirtless and running uphill from the guest house toward the car, shuffling a bit to keep his gold Louboutin studded slip-ons on his feet. He and his father embrace, the suicide doors are opened, the leather interior is fondled and the stereo is tested to the threshold of feeling. With the pleasantries out of the way, LaMelo climbs into the driver’s seat, LaVar the passenger’s, and they take it for a drive.
They wait, and wait. A technical glitch causes the interview to be ditched, and nobody — especially not Lonzo or LiAngelo — seems bothered. LaVar, quiet no longer, is accepting congratulations and telling the room, “Tell MJ: Here we come! Tell MJ we’re coming!” LaVar punctuates his proclamations by raising both arms in the air. Michael Jordan, the man LaVar famously claimed he could beat in a one-on-one, is the owner of the Hornets and now his son’s boss. LaVar tells me the world might finally get to see that one-on-one, but first he has to discuss the business side with Jordan: pay-per-view, guaranteed money, that kind of thing. He laughs and says, “Hey, if people are willing to pay to see 50-year-old Mike Tyson fight, why not?” He likes the idea of Jordan guiding his son. “Greatness recognizes greatness,” he says. “I always told my boys, ‘Someone has to be better than the best — why not you?'”
Storyline: LaVar Ball Quotes