LaMelo Ball’s 92 Points Make Me Want To Puke
I haven’t taken many corners, but one, I will take is hating on a 15-year-old basketball player known as LaMelo Ball. If you remember, I called him a punk for his three-point shot awhile back. Now, we’re looking at the internet having a collective orgasm over Ball having 92 points. That’s a lot of points, and people are going to talk about it all day. But watch the highlights, this kid has some skill but my god, he’s so offensive-first it hurts including cherry-picking for points.
Watching these highlights made me wonder what kind of basketball was I really watching? Like a high school version of the AND1 mixtape? I’m not some old ‘get off my lawn’ guy about basketball, but I like to at least see it played like James Nasmith intended years and years ago. This is a pathetic brand of basketball. And it’s ripe for Ball to have 92 points. He’s nothing special yet. O.J. Mayo had a crazy point total in high school. Talk to Noel Devine and Sam McGuffie about their NFL careers. There are always great high school athletes and some live up to hype while others get humbled in the good old fashion way when they play to another level of competition. Ball’s cherry-picking antics will not play in any level beyond this basketball team.
So let’s enjoy everyone freaking out about this 15-year old and his 92 points when in reality, it doesn’t mean shit.