Charlotte Hornets: Steph Curry gives high praise for LaMelo Ball

Charlotte Hornets LaMelo Ball. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets LaMelo Ball. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /

The Charlotte Hornets have been off for a few days following their game against the San Antonio Spurs due to the Covid-19 health and safety protocols. They will resume play Saturday when they take on the Golden State Warriors.

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In 2017, LaVar Ball made headlines by publicly saying that his son, Lonzo Ball, was a better basketball player than Curry. He also said that his youngest son, LaMelo Ball, would be a better player than Curry.

Over three years have passed since LaVar made those statements and Curry is still better than Lonzo, but the verdict is still out on his other son, LaMelo.

The youngest Ball brother was drafted by the Hornets with the third overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. So far in his rookie year, LaMelo has played in all 28 games for the Hornets and has started the last eight. LaMelo averages 14.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game and he is averaging 43.7% from the field, 35.4% from beyond the arc, and 79.7% from the free-throw line.

First reported by NBC Sports, Steph Curry was asked about LaMelo’s impressive start to his rookie campaign. Curry said, “He’s playing amazing. There was a lot of talk about what he could show his rookie year. He’s surprising a lot of people.”

Maybe Curry remembered what LaVar said about him and decided to let bygones be bygones, and instead of critiquing Ball, he praised him for what he has accomplished already in his young career.

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