LaMelo Ball

Height 0'0"
Weight lbs
Birthplace Chino Hills, California
Current Team Vytautas Prienai–Birštonas
  • LaMelo Ball seems to respond to comment about dad not wanting him on Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "LaMelo Ball responded in a deleted tweet on Thursday to the story about his father not wanting him on the Golden State Warriors. LaVar Ball said in a podcast interview that he doesn’t want LaMelo being drafted by the Warriors. His reason makes sense: he wants his son to..." June 25

  • 3 reasons LaMelo Ball is a bad fit for the Warriors in the NBA Draft

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors have a major decision on their hands ahead of the 2020 NBA Draft. After mustering the worst record in the league at 15-50, the franchise has an equal 14% chance to muster the No. 1 pick in the draft and a solid opportunity to land among the top three..." June 25

  • LaMelo Ball fails in bid to buy his former Australian basketball team

    Sporting News "LaMelo Ball has failed in his bid to buy the Illawarra Hawks, the Australian basketball club for which he played in 2019, with a consortium including former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo winning the license for the team instead. Ball's business..." June 17

  • Lonzo Ball, Brothers LaMelo and LiAngelo Officially Sign with Roc Nation Sports

    The Score "Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo Ball have joined Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, the agency announced Monday. The Ball brothers were previously represented by Creative Artists Agency. " June 15

  • Golden State Has Met With LaMelo Ball Ahead Of 2020 NBA Draft

    Sportsnaut "Now that the 2020 NBA Draft is officially slated to start in October after it was delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’re going to start hearing rumors and seeing mock drafts. The draft itself will likely be held virtually. The lottery results..." June 04

  • LaMelo Ball's purchase of NBL's Hawks 'imminent'

    USA Today "  After much, much back and forth between LaMelo Ball, the Illawarra Hawks and the NBL, it appears Ball is finally closing in on the purchase of the franchise. The Illawarra Mercury reported on Monday that a deal between the NBL and Ball is..." May 26

  • Knicks reportedly high on LaMelo Ball

    Yahoo! Sports "LaMelo Ball has the highest upside of any player in the 2020 NBA Draft, according to NBC’s own Rob Dauster. He’s a 6’7″ guard who has fantastic handles and elite court vision, which makes him dangerous off the pick-and-roll. Ball’s supporters see a guy..." May 24

  • LaMelo Ball wants to be ‘best to ever play the game’

    Larry Brown Sports "LaMelo Ball will be a top pick in the NBA Draft, but he has loftier goals than going No. 1 or landing with a preferred team. Ball wants to be known as the best ever when all is said and done. “15 years from now I want to be the best to ever play the game,”..." May 23

  • LaMelo Ball camp may try to steer him to Knicks

    Larry Brown Sports "The Ball family may be up to something behind the scenes of the NBA Draft. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, some within the league believe that LaMelo Ball’s camp will try to steer him to the New York Knicks in the upcoming NBA Draft. " May 17

  • LaVar Ball argues Knicks are ‘the best fit’ for LaMelo Ball

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks appear destined to select near the top of the 2020 NBA Draft. LaMelo Ball appears destined to be selected near the top of the 2020 NBA Draft. So, what if the Knicks bestow a uniform to Ball? That’s what highly controversial and outspoken father,..." May 14

  • Knicks are high on LaMelo Ball?

    Larry Brown Sports "LaMelo Ball could be the second Ball brother to be drafted into a top market. In a mailbag article this week, Marc Berman of the New York Post received a question about if the New York Knicks would be interested in Lonzo Ball, who was formerly a CAA client and left upon Leon..." May 09

  • Insane LaMelo Ball Trade Rumor Circulating That Involves the Raptors, Warriors and 76ers is Idiotic

    12 Up "LaMelo Ball is being heralded as one of the best prospects in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft. Many around the league believe he can be even better than his older brother, Lonzo. One destination that the youngest Ball has been linked to is the Golden State Warriors. Being that Golden..." May 05

  • LaVar Ball declares he has ‘inside scoop’ on his sons teaming up on Los Angeles

    Clutch Points "LaVar Ball can’t help himself. Despite his eldest son already jettisoned from the Los Angeles Lakers, Pappa Ball is back to claim all three of his sons will be donning the Purple and Gold soon. Wait… what? Ugh, yes! I’m also here to claim the ocean is filled..." May 05

  • Is LaMelo Ball a Better NBA Draft Prospect Than Lonzo Ball at 19?

    Bleacher Report "LaMelo Ball will be one of the first players picked in the 2020 NBA draft, just like his brother Lonzo was in 2017. But teams aren't scouting the same player as they did when Lonzo was a freshman at UCLA. The report on LaMelo out of Australia's NBL is different. His identity..." May 01

  • LaMelo Ball officially declares for 2020 NBA Draft

    Sporting News "What felt like a foregone conclusion is now official: LaMelo Ball has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. Ball's name was on the list of "professionals" given to teams Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported. The point guard played 12..." April 29

  • Lonzo, LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball planning to sign with Roc Nation

    ESPN "LaMelo, Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball are planning to sign representation agreements with Jay-Z's Sports Management company Roc Nation Sports, according to Jermaine Jackson, LaMelo Ball's manager. "This was a family decision," Jackson told ESPN. "This..." April 27

  • Wizards sent multiple scouts to watch LaMelo Ball in Australia

    The Score "The Washington Wizards may have their sights set on a specific prospect in the upcoming draft. The Wizards sent multiple people to Australia this past season to scout potential No. 1 pick LaMelo Ball, even going as far as to hire a full-time scout in the area,..." April 25

  • LaMelo Ball Praised By Teammate Aaron Brooks

    TMZ "Ex-NBAer Aaron Brooks is admitting he was COMPLETELY wrong about his teammate LaMelo Ball ... saying his time with the phenom was nothing but positive. TMZ Sports spoke with Brooks about playing with the youngest Ball bro on the Australian NBL's Illawarra..." April 20

  • Everything You Need To Know About LaMelo Ball

    Complex "The coronavirus pandemic led to the NBA suspending play in early March, and it’s not clear when—or if—the league will return. A world without basketball is a world that’s less bright. Nonetheless, there will be a 2020 NBA Draft at some point. Maybe..." April 06

  • Lamelo Ball's Barber Full Hazmat Suit to Cut Melo's Hair.,.. We Had To Be Safe!!!

    TMZ "LaMelo Ball's barber took ZERO chances when it came to cutting the Big Baller's hair during the COVID-19 outbreak ... he showed up to trim Melo's head IN A FULL HAZMAT SUIT!! We kid you not ... Philly Barber -- the famous hair guy for stars like Melo, Saquon..." April 04

  • NBL addresses claims LaMelo Ball has purchased Illawarra Hawks

    Sporting News "The NBL confirmed LaMelo Ball and his management have expressed an interest in the Illawarra Hawks but denied an application has been made for the purchase of the Australian basketball team. Ball's manager Jermaine Jackson told ESPN on Thursday that the pair acquired the Hawks,..." April 03

  • LaMelo Ball Is the Best Player In the 2020 NBA Draft

    The Big Lead "LaMelo Ball has separated himself from the rest of his draft class. The 18-year-old point guard, who spent the 2019-20 season playing professionally in Australia, is clearly the best player available in the 2020 NBA Draft. LaMelo been on the NBA's radar for what seems..." April 02

  • Australia's NBL denies LaMelo Ball, manager purchased team

    The Score "The Australia-based National Basketball League released a statement Thursday claiming LaMelo Ball and his manager, Jermaine Jackson, have not applied to transfer the Illawarra Hawks from current holder Simon Stratford. However, it did acknowledge Ball and his management had..." April 02

  • Why LaMelo Ball doesn't fit Warriors with shortcomings

    NBC Sports Bay Area "As the draft's biggest conundrum, LaMelo Ball's potential is just as polarizing as his current shortcomings. For all his potential as a scorer, his shooting percentage is subpar. For all his potential as a playmaker, his turnover totals in an inferior league give NBA scouts pause. For..." April 02

  • LaMelo Ball, Manager Buy Australian NBL's Illawarra Hawks

    SI "Likely NBA lottery pick LaMelo Ball and his manager Jermaine Jackson purchased the NBL's Illawarra Hawks on Thursday, Jackson confirmed.  Ball shined in 12 games with the Australian team in 2019-20, averaging 17.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists before..." April 02

  • Warriors reportedly not high on LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman in draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors are in the unique position of likely landing a top draft pick to add to their talented core. It sounds like they’re going to be very picky about what they do with it. According to Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Warriors..." April 01

  • LaVar Ball explains why LaMelo Ball should be No. 1 pick in NBA Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "LaMelo Ball is among the top prospects for the 2020 NBA Draft (whenever it ends up taking place) and will most likely go in the top five picks. If it’s up to his big-mouthed father, LaMelo would be going No. 1 overall for a few reasons. LaVar Ball joined the “Pardon..." April 01

  • LaMelo Ball Joining Puma? Jay-Z’s Influence on Hoops Star Revealed

    Heavy "Will LaMelo Ball join Puma? Back in January, National Basketball Leeague analyst Corey “Homicide” Williams revealed that the future lottery pick was offered $100 million, a private jet and a sneaker contract from an undisclosed sneaker..." March 30

  • LaMelo Ball’s draft stock could be hurt by inability to conduct interviews? "NBA teams are going face serious obstacles with scouting prospects ahead of the June 25 draft because of the coronavirus pandemic, and that will almost certainly affect the future of some players more than others. That could be the case for LaMelo Ball, who could stand to to gain plenty during..." March 27

  • LaVar Ball Says Big Baller Brand Is A Billion Dollar Company

    TMZ "LaVar Ball is adding a 4th "B" to the Big Baller Brand -- claiming he believes the company is worth ... A BILLION DOLLARS!! And yeah, he's dead serious. Here's the deal .. Papa Ball joined the guys on Barstool Sports' "Pardon My..." March 27

  • LaVar Ball plans to offer new Big Baller Brand athletes an ownership stake

    International Business Times "LaVar Ball has been one of the most well-known personalities in recent years. His controversial remarks and unorthodox methods have launched the Ball family into Internet fame. Over the top comparisons coupled with a huge sense of confidence was one of the traits that made LaVar stand out...." March 10

  • LaVar Ball Blames Sons’ Lack of Having Man Bodies On Wife Being Caucasian

    Total Pro Sports "Say what you will about LaVar Ball, but this man is quite entertaining. " March 03

  • LaVar Ball Unsure If LaMelo Will Rock BBB Shoes In NBA, 'Stay Tuned'

    TMZ "LaVar Ball is bringing back the Big Baller Brand in a huge way -- but admits he's still not 100% sure if his NBA-destined son LaMelo will wear BBB shoes when he gets to the pros. FYI, 18-year-old Melo is definitely a top prospect in the 2020 NBA Draft -- some people..." February 27

  • Lonzo, LaMelo and Big Baller Brand: How Ball brothers slowly moved away from family business

    Sporting News "If you (understandably) turned off your Big Baller Brand alerts last year, you may have missed the Feb. 19 announcement revealing that the "global sports and lifestyle brand" had launched a new website,, with nearly 50 new products available for only the..." February 22

  • Why the Knicks should target LaMelo Ball in 2020 NBA Draft

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks are reportedly targeting a scoring point guard in the upcoming NBA draft, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. Though this class isn’t as loaded as in past drafts, the Knicks have quite a number of options to choose from...." February 19

  • Knicks targeting scoring guards in 2020 NBA Draft, with LaMelo Ball among top options

    CBS Sports "The regular season is still in full swing with two months of games left to play, but the New York Knicks are already looking ahead. Having recently chosen Leon Rose as their new president of basketball operations, the team has begun preparations for the NBA Draft. At the moment,..." February 17

  • How LaMelo Ball Fits with NBA's Worst Teams

    Bleacher Report "No matter which team makes the No. 1 pick in June's 2020 NBA draft, LaMelo Ball will be in play.  He's back in the United States after a foot injury, having averaged 17.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.7 threes through 12 NBL games in..." February 16

  • LaVar Ball's furious rant gave NBA teams every reason to avoid drafting LaMelo Ball

    USA Today "LaMelo Ball’s season in Australia ended due to injury, but the 18-year-old prospect did enough to supplant himself near the top of NBA Draft boards. Yet, LaVar seemingly cannot get out of his son’s way. For the past few months, the outlandish father of..." February 12

  • LaMelo Ball, potential number one NBA draft pick, abruptly leaves Illawarra Hawks for US "American basketball sensation LaMelo Ball has unceremoniously ended his Australian stint, leaving the country without telling his teammates. His club, the Illawarra Hawks confirmed the 18-year-old guard had taken a flight home and will continue his rehabilitation from a foot injury,..." January 29

  • LaMelo Ball Done for Australian NBL Season Due to Injury Ahead of 2020 NBA Draft

    SLAM Online "LaMelo Ball has played his final game in an Illawarra Hawks jersey, Jonathan Givony of ESPN reports. Ball faces rehabilitation from a bone bruise that would stretch beyond the team’s season. “Melo’s foot is totally healed, but the doctor’s policy is..." January 16


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