The Charlotte Hornets have a star on their hands. LaMelo Ball shined in his year two debut as the Hornets mounted a 23 point comeback to defeat the Indiana Pacers. LaMelo is a jolt of energy the franchise needs.
Not only was Ball a star on the court Wednesday night, but he also took the stage as a new fashion icon in a league that cares about the way they look.
On The Court
TOLD YA SO 🕺
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 21, 2021
The reigning NBA Rookie of The Year proved why he took home those honors last season with an incredible start to his second year. What looked like a dismal performance from the Hornets in the first half became a remarkable comeback led by the organization’s future. Ball finished the game with 31 pts, 9 reb, and 7 ast. That stat line shouldn’t surprise anyone who watched the young star his rookie season. Ball led all rookies last season in pts, reb, and ast. Ball is a star, and the Hornets have the chance to build something around a future All-Star.
Off The Court
— GQ Sports (@GQSports) October 21, 2021
NBA fashion has almost become as important as the game itself. The young king arrived at opening night with a look that made everyone take a second glance. Russell Westbrook needs to take notes. A new star is coming for the fashion throne.
Hornets, Take Care Of Him
— NBA TV (@NBATV) October 21, 2021
Charlotte has a chance to have an absolute superstar on their hands. History will tell us that superstars don’t stay in Charlotte because they want to be a big fish in a big pond. However, Ball recently stated he sees his future in Charlotte. The organization has to build around Ball if they want to be taken seriously in the league. Don’t let this opportunity slip away.