LaMelo Ball's wild journey to becoming a top 2020 NBA Draft prospect | ESPN Cover Story

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    LaMelo Ball is the most famous player in the 2020 NBA Draft, but he also remains the biggest mystery. With the help of his brothers, New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo and LiAngelo, and outspoken father Lavar, ESPN Cover Story profiles LaMelo's journey from Chino Hills to Lithuania to Australia to top NBA prospect.
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    1. GoodMuszic

      Good kid. Wish him all the best.

    2. Nickolas Smith

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    3. Aaron Woo

      LaVar is one smart dude believe it or not

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    6. Davis Buck

      Whos here after he is leading his draft class in almost every stat so far?

    7. ACEIS _

      Lonzo is a GOOD player...he's Tina. LeMelo is a GREAT player...he's LaVar!

    8. Mitch Trewin

      As much as you gotta love your parents I really hope LaVar Dosent ruin Lamelos career

    9. bnavveer

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    10. Tautvydas Deržinskas

      He sucked in Lithuania, big time.

    11. Kuan Money

      I think this the ball that lavar was talking about.

    12. Em

      Nah on god LaMelo we are going to make our own prom when we’re together

    13. Em

      He will be my husband bruh I’m manifesting it

    14. erika flores

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    15. Ignacio Gonzalez

      Dude is a 19 or 20 yr old multimillionaire

    16. Ignacio Gonzalez

      Sooooo.. Where are the Newman's??? 🤔🤔🤔😬😬😬😂😂😂😂

    17. Maxikickz

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    19. Marie Peronce

      🤟 rookie of the year is waving to this Man!!!

    20. Ab Boss

      Imma say that again, Lamelo will be the biggest top 3 bust past 5 years even more, he cannot drive, he is not athletic at all, he can't absorb contact, he don't like contact, bad Basketball IQ, he can't shoot ( I don't care what anyone have to say ) bad shot selection Lamelo is not a true baller, just a BIG NAME, just like all his brothers, that's why the pistons signed his brother for CLOUT, he didn't play a single game, cut him before the season start

      1. Ab Boss

        @Damahni wish Him all the best but we'll see in at the end of his rookie Contract, Jahlil Okafor was Averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds his rookie season Tyreke Evans way averaging 21 points

      2. Damahni

        this is aging sooo well

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    22. Jeth Smith

      Lavar Ball is an architech and he was successful. 👍💪😎

    23. red red

      The permissible italy jointly correct because pelican really whine until a massive error. well-made, open mercury

    24. Nerves

      "life finally started"

    25. shigetasan

      amazing how he can stay focused on basketball with all of those distractions and cash...

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    29. Ravioli 23

      Say what yall want......ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO MR & MRS BALL FOR BEING AWESOME PARENTS !!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    30. Dann Ni

      Lithuania really helped him with the physical side of the game at 16

    31. Harry Morrison

      Born for greatness. LeVar already practiced on the two older brothers. Time for LeMelo.

    32. Levin Jr

      2 marketable brothers stupid... he doesnt call himself a brother does he

    33. EgoMobile

      They just went over spire and the drew

    34. Justin Take

      The hideous high subway macroscopically remind because blanket inevitably tease throughout a sassy deficit. eatable, homeless dipstick

    35. BRAVER ZERO

      "I was born with confidence" " I always felt like I could do anything" that's great parenting

    36. BladeMaster

      this guy is better than any of his trash brothers

    37. Dante Lombardo

      Anyone else realise and I understand its a long road to reach jordan's level but Lamelo came out as the third pick the same as Jordan so big things for this guy

    38. dcrijo

      Like him or not...at the end of the day, Lavar & their mom did what they could to set these boys up for success..PERIOD. Loud & obnoxious yeah..so what, that family aren't living on the streets. Don't forget, they went through some ishh with their mom's health complications.

    39. Orient Son

      another bust.

    40. Nba 7383638

      The fact that lamelo knows when you get to the nba that’s when life finally starts this dude low key cold 🥶 like he doesn’t show it but he gone lite up the nba just watch 😤

    41. Arkaniel tiamzon

      We’ll see, still skeptic though. Overrated? A Bust? He got time to prove it.

    42. A- Ron

      Lavar has elite marketing talents, that's for sure. He also had great leadership. This is coming from someone who criticized Lavar for years. If I had ounce of Lavars confidence, I'd be better off in life.

    43. Jules Bergman

      He also went to Spire and the JBA and the Drew League to play, it wasn’t just Lithuania and Illawara. Gotta include all the main details in here.

    44. Debra Young

      ESPN 3 years ago: "Lavar is a joke. He's full of himself. His kids are gonna melt under the hype" ESPN today: >Putting his second kid on the cover of ESPN magazine Gotta give props to Lavar. Everyone thought he was a clown yet he's about to have two of his sons in the NBA

    45. KicksReview J

      30/10/10 player. He is the next triple-double king!

    46. Perry Jones

      Just one thing - I'm a bit scared by Lamelo's shooting style. Not scared of anything else.

    47. quanem banem

      30/10/10 player. He is the next triple-double king!

    48. KoreAmo

      Love it. Wish it was longer than 6 minutes though!

    49. Wojciech Lindy

      I like how Lavar ain't that loud anymore, his talk was all part of the plan - he's done what he had to do for his boys, salute to the big dawg

    50. kis012ger ;lut'noh

      “Right when you get drafted I feel like that’s where my life start. it’s not like you get to the league , and be like “oh I finally made it “. Nah. Now life finally started .”

    51. excellent cod

      No matter how you feel about him, can somebody give Lavar his props?

    52. Rahul Kumar

      i think he'll end up being a 7 foot point gurard next year he's already reached 6 8

    53. DRG DRG

      when he skip college, He lacks public speaking with a high school vocabulary and a virgin above suspicion.

    54. evan griffith

      Who is here after he went top 3 ?

    55. Ganny Bredy

      Does he played overseas before he drafted this year ?

    56. Keenan Lewis

      Need one on Gelo

    57. Penney Dulany

      His mental toughness is underrated/overlooked. Through everything he always just kept his mind on hoopin. Any time, for any team, under any circumstances he laced up & you gotta respect that.

    58. Eric Vinton

      I like how Lavar ain't that loud anymore, his talk was all part of the plan - he's done what he had to do for his boys, salute to the big dawg

    59. Quang Minh

      Who’s here after the draft when he got drafted by the Hornets

    60. Amanda Harris

      Bro it’s crazy how we saw Lamelo grow up before our eyes😢

    61. Abou Ndiaye

      Pain 3rd pick

    62. BDawg 01

      “oOh i mAdE iT” Naw, now life finally started~Melo

    63. Northerners 1865

      Lavar Ball father of the year 2/3 for NBA 👍👍👍

    64. Hush Whisper

      Is no one noticing whats going on in the world? We've sent hundreds of rockets into space since the year before last and we still average 3.23 a day. Do you know what the 4 Horsemen of Armageddon are? They are 4 Action Events. (send rockets. rockets strike rock, rock splits and a split piece sears our planet) "Wormwood" is a asteroid in the book of Revelations and those "rockets" are weapons. Bow= Send it. Sword= Strike it. Scales= Split it. Fire= Sear it. ^4 Action Events^ Do you know what the "mark of the beast" is? Take 3 6's and place them in a circle and you have a VIRUS WARNING SYMBOL. But..its not the "virus"... its the coming VACCINE. It will be given AIRBORNE and it will fall on your hands and foreheads. I could keep on telling you more and share links to my videos and comments below those videos where I explain even better. But each time I post links only about 20 of you see it, before IRvision removes them. So here I am begging anyone who is listening. Armageddon as started and the mark of the beast is almost upon all of us (its not a chip). Please with all that I am click my name and come to my channel and let me show you somethings you've never seen before. Please with all of my heart and soul I'm begging you. (nothing is monetized). ( *READING THE COMMENTS BELOW EACH VIDEO IS VERY IMPORTANT* ) I'm just a 58 year old man and I'm trying my best to warn others. I plead with you HELP ME do that. ~ beware the coming global king. he is the antichrist. he is not the Jesus of the Bible, never fall for that lie. When you feel your LAST words approaching, make them "JESUS SAVE ME" (

      1. Alberts stuff

        @Hush Whisper OK thanks

      2. Hush Whisper

        @Alberts stuff Nothing I said is more important than the "end". (its your only chance)

      3. Alberts stuff

        @Hush Whisper Maybe more people would listen if you left the jesus save me bit off the end?

      4. Hush Whisper

        @Alberts stuff Thank you for your kind comment. You're correct, people have said it many times. All I can do is tell what I know to the best I'm able. I try hard to do that. People ask "how you know that". My answers are often met with replies of either hate or "tin hat" comments. Though "few" believe me and "many" don't, I won't falter. I will continue to warn. From the bottom of my heart I told the truth. If anyone remembers anything I've said. Remember this. Before you die, make your last words "JESUS SAVE ME" and mean it with all your soul.

      5. Alberts stuff

        @Hush Whisper Sorry, but just sounded a bit like the him, end of the world stuff and the Bible. When you're an atheist it doesn't mean much, I've heard this stuff for 40 years now to no avail. However, I've never experienced a year like 2020 before, so you could (finally) be right 😉

    65. Hush Whisper

      "Life finally started" (L.B.) < he is so wrong.

    66. Gabriel Martinez

      Anyone know where to find the red Nike sweater melo was wearing shits is clean asf

    67. John Martinez

      LaMelo Ball a top draft pick ? This only tells me two things .. Either the draft was thin on talent, which it wasn't or Michael Jordan with a history of lousy draft picks selected Ball at number three, far to high instead of the lower rung of the first round where based on his deficiencies he should been drafted.

    68. Robert Jones

      watching LaMelo grow....

    69. Rhys Mack

      Congratulations son to father.

    70. Reza Babaloui

      Number 3 pick

    71. Allen Han

      Man if the last brother doesn't make it to NBA. His Daddy gonna be pissed.

    72. Julius Dragman

      Who is here after he got drafted to the hornets?

    73. Wayne Farley

      Have a great week!

    74. Mercy TheFooL

      3rd pick

    75. Kyle Wilkins

      “Lamelo will be the best in the long run” - Lavar Ball

    76. Sancho Shmock

      He’s a hornet now

    77. Brandon Artz

      Tyrese Haliburton is better

    78. Peter

      Male version of the Kardashians.

    79. Cesar Abraham

      Big Bass lavar! "Lakers will Never win a Championship if they trade Lonzo"

    80. Aaron YT

      Charlotte is good for him. Away from the big city limelight. It’s gonna be boring. Not gonna get distracted. Jermaine by his side has been amazing. Plus the time in Ohio and Detroit will help him adjust in Charlotte

    81. Sports Highlights

      He just got drafted by the hornets

    82. Samuel Legros

      who is here after he is not 1 not 2 but 3rd pick

    83. Ruben Irving

      Mike Korzemba is That you 2:03

    84. Daniil Oxyuk

      3rd pick

    85. American Chug jug

      I really fw with melo’s mindset, he matured really well, strong minded dude

    86. Carlos desire

      Jordan pick him right his record been great of picking franchise player he need to step down let someone else run the team like a jerry Krause time

    87. Taylor V

      pillar men theme

    88. Jt Arnett

      now hes the 3rd pick under MJ

    89. Dejan

      That's right. Good enough for soft nba but couldn't make it in Europe.

    90. Jzznyc

      Even tho u didn't get first pic just know you were the best in the draft.

    91. Key Epic

      Lavar vs MJ coming soon

    92. Peter Martinie

      Who’s here after the draft when he got drafted by the Hornets

      1. Ken Rock

        lonzo ball finna do a 1v1 against Jordan

    93. parulan jasper

      maybe it's for the cameras, to look tough, but you can tell lamelo has really matured over the years. the way he progressed, the way he even answers the questions. he done fooling around.

    94. YOYO

      Welcome to hornets ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    95. Pablo Chacon

      🐐

    96. y4n9zt3r86

      He’s gona be way way better den his older brother.

    97. Jermane Anyoha

      "I never lacked confidence. I feel like I was born with it, and always felt like I could do anything." Wish I could say the same lol

      1. Joseph Hancock

        Find out what you’re good at and then repeat it to yourself everyday.

    98. Micah Whitehurst

      Who is here after he went top 3 ?

    99. Cade Wooten

      Welcome to the Hornets!!

    100. Ryan Herbert

      3rd overall pick