Sport Hornets' LaMelo Ball immediately records outrageous full court assist in return from wrist injury
Ranking LaMelo Ball's Best Plays of the Season
The Hornets rookie has been one of the most entertaining players this season. The Crossover ranks his best plays so far. View the original article to see embedded media.LaMelo Ball may be a rookie, but he is already the most creative passer in the league today. The regularity with which he throws no-look behind-the-back passes can only be described as a modern-day homage to Jason Williams (aka White Chocolate). From full-court touchdown passes to left-handed lobs to an unbelievable full-court underhand pass, Ball can throw the basketball to any spot on the court from seemingly any angle.
After over a month on the sidelines due to a wrist injury, LaMelo Ball returned to action on Saturday night for the' matchup with the . It didn't take him long to remind everyone why he was the most exciting rookie in the league this season.
Less than five minutes into the first quarter, the Hornets forced a turnover, but since it took a few seconds for them to corral the loose ball, it seemed like their chance for a quick fastbreak the other way was gone. And really it should have been except for the brilliance of Ball.
He took one dribble, looked up and tossed an underhand lob the length of the court. It floated over the Pistons' entire defense and landed right in the hands of, who converted the easy layup as the Hornets' announcer lost his mind.
Another day, another LaMelo Ball touchdown pass for a bucket (VIDEO)
A few more passes like that and LaMelo Ball might have gone in the first round of the NFL draft. Your browser does not support this video The day after LaMelo threw an underhand length-of-the-court pass for an assist, he beat the buzzer against Miami with a more traditional touchdown pass to Terry Rozier for a bucket. LaMelo with the full-court assist at the buzzer ???? pic.twitter.com/9IMPUVEBGW — NBA TV (@NBATV) May 3, 2021 LaMelo just has “it” — you can’t take your eyes off him. Two games back from a fractured wrist and he is making highlight play after highlight play.
LAMELO WASTING NO TIME IN HIS RETURN! ????— NBA (@NBA)
This alternate angle from the baseline camera gives a really cool view of how Ball flung the pass.
HE’S BAAAAAACCCCCKKKK!! ????????— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) |
This is just unbelievable. The vision to see Bridges running out ahead, the bravery to actually throw the pass, the touch to drop it perfectly into his teammate's stride, all of it is a perfect example of Ball's elite playmaking ability. He might still be a rookie, but there are very few players in the league who could pull this off regardless of age.
Everyone was excited about Ball's return, and we knew we were going to get some highlights sooner or later. But no one could have expected something like this.
Hornets' LaMelo Ball immediately records outrageous full court assist in return from wrist injury .
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