LaMelo Ball had an unconventional path to the NBA, but in the end, it didn’t have any impact on his ability to perform in the pros.
The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year recently spoke with GQ when he sounded off on skipping college to go pro in Lithuania and Australia before entering the NBA Draft, and he made it clear that he has no regrets.
In fact, LaMelo seems to think it would have been a waste of time.
“You wanna go to the league, so school’s not your priority,” Melo said. “We not trippin’ off school. We not dumb. We know how to learn. We don’t need school. And school not even teachin’ you sh*t — what the f*ck is school?”
Considering the caliber of player that LaMelo is, is he even wrong?
During his first year in the NBA, LaMelo quickly established himself as one of the best young players in the league by averaging 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 6.1 assists. So he seems to be doing just fine, even without a degree.