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Sport Malik Monk willing to give up his jersey number to LaMelo Ball?

07:45  22 november  2020
07:45  22 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

Malik Monk willing to give up his jersey number to LaMelo Ball?

  Malik Monk willing to give up his jersey number to LaMelo Ball? A jersey number might not seem like much of a big deal, but it’s important in marketing for the Balls, who are fairly tied to their numbers. Now that the number issue appears to be worked out, we need LaVar and Michael Jordan to play 1-on-1 next.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.

Lonzo Ball is stepping up as big brother to help LaMelo get his beloved jersey number hitting up Malik Monk and asking if he's Of course, #1 has ALWAYS been Melo's number -- from high school to Lithuania to Australia -- and the dude even has a massive tattoo to prove his loyalty to numero uno.

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LaMelo Ball is trying to finesse Malik Monk for his jersey number, and Monk seems receptive.

Malik Monk holding a ball: Malik Monk, who currently wears No. 1 for the Hornets, wore No. 5 for Kentucky in college. © Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Malik Monk, who currently wears No. 1 for the Hornets, wore No. 5 for Kentucky in college.

Ball wears jersey No. 1, but Monk has worn that number during his three seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. That presented a conflict for LaMelo, who was selected third overall by the Hornets in Wednesday’s NBA Draft.

Lonzo, who is LaMelo’s oldest brother, tried to get the ball rolling on behalf of LaMelo. He tweeted Monk suggesting the former Kentucky star might want to switch back to No. 5, which is what the guard wore in college.

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Malik Monk holding a ball: Malik Monk, who currently wears No. 1 for the Hornets, wore No. 5 for Kentucky in college. © Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Malik Monk, who currently wears No. 1 for the Hornets, wore No. 5 for Kentucky in college.

Monk responded on Friday by saying he couldn’t do a switch.

However, things changed a day later.

Nic Batum, who wore No. 5 in Charlotte, was waived by the Hornets via the stretch provision on Saturday to make room for Gordon Hayward’s contract. After that news came out, Monk wrote back to Lonzo and said he was willing to work something out for the jersey number swap.

Now everyone can be happy. Monk can get his college number back, while LaMelo can get his No. 1.

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Malik Monk has been consistently getting minutes (like, twenty or more minutes) for the past three weeks or so. Monk has had his minutes jerked around his entire career and it takes more than three weeks' worth of games to convince me that this is for real.

A jersey number might not seem like much of a big deal, but it’s important in marketing for the Balls, who are fairly tied to their numbers.

Now that the number issue appears to be worked out, we need LaVar and Michael Jordan to play 1-on-1 next.

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