The Ball is in the court: Laker’s 17-year-old son a prospective great

Milton Johnson, Staff Writer

I am a fan of Lamelo Ball, Lavar Ball’s 17-year-old son, brother of Lonzo Ball from the Los Angeles Lakers who is now part of New Orleans Pelicans. He is growing up mighty fast that may possibly be in the NBA soon.

One reason is his attitude, I’m frequently watching YouTube videos and all I see is Ball’s arrogance glowing amongst views, but recently Ball has been mature lately by avid social media posts and I’m proud of him.

Dwayne Wade former Miami Heat guard acknowledged Ball’s hooping skills and lots of articles had mixed reviews on that situation. Ball wasn’t his brother’s shadow, he is starting his own path and working hard to be better each game. He stands out more than Bronny James who is LeBron James’ son, as well as  Shareef O Neal, Shaquille O’Neill’s son. They are all great athletes and future NBA Bound drafts but each are great in their own right.

However, Lamelo Ball seems to strike a chord. But being endorsed by Wade and growing up from a childish arrogant kid to a mature accomplished young man is a smooth transition and will plant the seed to success. Ball is an example of an attention grabber who can back up his trash talk as well grown to be better than many young athletes despite the backgrounds of famous dads or even the background on not having a dad, using as motivation to be a man and live his dreams no matter what path you take. Life is tough and you have to beat the time clock; score the buckets and hear the swish of success.