The Charlotte Hornets certainly stole the show at the 2020 NBA Draft when they selected LaMelo Ball with the second overall pick. He and his brother Lonzo became the first set of brothers to have been drafted within the Top 3. LaMelo’s new teammate at Charlotte is already having trouble adjusting to facts about his age!
Hornets’ big man Cody Zeller has been with the franchise ever since they selected him in the 2013 draft. The seven-footer has been anchoring the center position for several years now and is all set to team up with LaMelo Ball in the upcoming season.
Zeller had no idea that Ball was born in the 21st century. LaMelo was born in 2001, and this genuinely astonished Zeller. He even tweeted about the same and added a bit of banter to it as well!
“I just heard a few of my new teammates say they were born in 2001! Shouldn’t they be about 12 years old if they’re born in 2001?! I had to double check that I didn’t accidentally sign up for the 6th grade basketball team!” Zeller wrote.
I just heard a few of my new teammates say they were born in 2001! Shouldn’t they be about 12 years old if they’re born in 2001?! I had to double check that I didn’t accidentally sign up for the 6th grade basketball team!
— Cody Zeller (@CodyZeller) November 29, 2020
Hornets’ two draft picks LaMelo Ball and Vernon Carey Jr. are both 2001 babies and that makes 28-year-old Cody Zeller feel old! But the Indiana native would have to adjust to playing around these guys when the season begins in December.
It will be interesting to see how the young core of the revamped Hornets team performs in the league. Ball will be given ample freedom to showcase his talents, but how far can he take the Hornets in his rookie year?
Charlotte Hornets sensation LaMelo Ball is already being touted to win Rookie of the Year
LaMelo Ball enters the league with massive hopes on his shoulders. It is challenging for any athlete to carry so much weight and then go out on the court and perform. The exception with LaMelo is that he’s already competed in a professional league before and should ideally apply the same experience here in the NBA as well.
LaMelo’s outspoken father LaVar Ball is certain that his son will be winning the 2021 Rookie of the Year Award. He “guaranteed” this words and further said, “Teaming up with Michael Jordan and you can’t get Rookie of the Year? Are you crazy?”
Things are looking bright in Charlotte at the moment. They have a bright young talent in LaMelo and also an experienced forward in Gordon Hayward. Devonte’ Graham is a player who has massively improved too! How far will the Charlotte Hornets go next season?
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