LaMelo Ball is a passing prodigy...but can he be a star?

  • Published on: 04 February 2021
  • LaMelo Ball has been the league's most exciting rookie after 20 games. How good can he be? Is LaMelo all hype or does he have legitimate All-Star potential? This detailed film room analysis looks at the Hornets rookie guard, incorporating data and stats to understand how good he might be.

    Yes, that's an @Joseph Vincent homage at 0:43.

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COMMENTS: 40

  • Thinking Basketball
    Thinking Basketball   4 months ago

    Yes, 0:43 is an homage to the legendary Joseph Vincent. As for "All-Star" being a conservative peak for LaMelo, it is to a degree. The challenge with a unique player like him is that his growth curve isn't necessarily going to be traditional, which creates variability in his outcome.

  • E B
    E B   2 weeks ago

    "Woah perfect timing". Sounds lovely like Mike Tyson.

  • Smrt fašizmu
    Smrt fašizmu   1 months ago

    Even though the arrogance which comes from his family is annoying, he is really fun to watch

  • Splash God
    Splash God   1 months ago

    his literally white chocolate literally

  • Drew Cummings
    Drew Cummings   2 months ago

    lamelo would be averaging a double double if poor biz could finish to save his life lol

  • Brandon Williams
    Brandon Williams   2 months ago

    Joel Embiid gets hit with a stun gun here, let's hope he's okay

  • TheNamesDitto
    TheNamesDitto   2 months ago

    I think him and Zion are on track to be low level MVP candidates

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    유유보현   2 months ago

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  • Juancho
    Juancho   3 months ago

    When it comes to being a draw...LaMelos a star. He’s box office. He’s definitely one of the 10-15 biggest names in the league already. I believe in 3 to 5 years he’ll be an All NBA player.

  • BigGeneral16
    BigGeneral16   3 months ago

    I had to sub this channel so underrated

  • Regina Blake
    Regina Blake   3 months ago

    I haven't seen any comments from his father! Is Lavar still mad about Lamelo signing with PUMA? Chile, please!

  • Shane Meredith
    Shane Meredith   3 months ago

    Too bad their dad couldn't teach them how to shoot instead of all the other garbage. I've seen 12 year olds with a better shot.

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    Javi javierza   3 months ago

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  • GatCat
    GatCat   3 months ago

    Great video. Great edits.

  • PK
    PK   3 months ago

    Seriously without a mid range game are you stupid he puts up those floaters right inside the foul line and as for penetration you got to be kidding me he dribbles right through all these pros and lays it up with his left hand and his right hand and his off-balance foot ...............you’re a complete idiot

  • Nathan Paytas
    Nathan Paytas   3 months ago

    I love the J-Will and J-Kidd comparisons. Great video!

  • kykingz78
    kykingz78   3 months ago

    Let’s not put him anywhere near Jason Williams passing ability

  • T- God 243
    T- God 243   3 months ago

    Can you do a video on Jason kidd? I feel he is very underrated when people talk about point guards

  • Arthur R
    Arthur R   3 months ago

    I mean he did have a 90 point game in high school... He been a problem 😁

  • Arthur R
    Arthur R   3 months ago

    He's mad exciting to watch. It's fun to watch his game

  • illuminar88
    illuminar88   3 months ago

    Hall of Famer when it’s all said and done.

  • Audio Titan
    Audio Titan   3 months ago

    Can he be a star.. as if he isn't already more popular than the franchise that drafted him lmao.

  • Tekrj Vlogs
    Tekrj Vlogs   3 months ago

    he'd surely be in the all star next season

  • SC
    SC   3 months ago

    Unique is good