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At The Hive 9 hours ago
ATH Live: Nick Denning, James Borrego, and All Star weekend

ATH Live: Nick Denning, James Borrego, and All Star weekend

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports James and Chase are joined by former ATH writer Nick Denning. At The Hive writers Chase Whitney and James Plowright are back for episode four of ATH Live. This week, they discuss The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie’s NBA prospect rankings, three Hornets were ranked among the top-50 “prospects” (most players on a rookie contract) in the league before discussing James Borrego’s tenure as Hornets head coach and the likelihood of seeing LaMelo Ball and/or Miles Bridges in the skills challenge and dunk contest during All-Star weekend. To end...
ClutchPoints 10 hours ago
Zion Williamson, LaMelo Ball revealed as 2021 Rising Stars by NBA Top Shot

Zion Williamson, LaMelo Ball revealed as 2021 Rising Stars by NBA Top Shot

The NBA will not have a Rising Stars Challenge as part of All-Star Weekend this year, but Top Shot still revealed rosters for Team USA and Team World on Wednesday. New Orleans Pelicans All-Star forward Zion Williamson and Charlotte Hornets rookie guard headline the selections for Team USA, while New York Knicks guard R.J. Barrett […] The post Zion Williamson, LaMelo Ball revealed as 2021 Rising Stars by NBA Top Shot appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Mar 2, 2021
Carmelo Anthony Discusses LaMelo Ball’s Burgeoning Talent, Persona

Carmelo Anthony Discusses LaMelo Ball’s Burgeoning Talent, Persona

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Carmelo Anthony touched on LaMelo Ball’s rising profile and three-point celebrations after the Trail Blazers’ win over the Hornets. Monday’s contest between the Trail Blazers and Hornets placed Carmelo Anthony and LaMelo Ball across from each other for the first time in a NBA matchup. Individually, Ball’s 30-point outing allowed him to finish a single point in front of Anthony’s 29-point performance. After the game, Anthony opened up about the Ball’s emerging national profile and the name that they share. Carmelo Anthony clearing the...
ClutchPoints Mar 2, 2021
Carmelo Anthony gives LaMelo Ball blessing on ‘Melo’ nickname, 3 to the dome celebration

Carmelo Anthony gives LaMelo Ball blessing on ‘Melo’ nickname, 3 to the dome celebration

Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball finally matched up against the OG “Melo” of the league in Carmelo Anthony when both of their squads faced off on Monday night. The 19-year-old playmaker made a statement performance against the Portland Trail Blazers, which helped him earn the respect of Anthony. After they swapped jerseys on the […] The post Carmelo Anthony gives LaMelo Ball blessing on ‘Melo’ nickname, 3 to the dome celebration appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Mar 2, 2021
Carmelo Anthony, LaMelo Ball share awesome moments amid ‘Melo’ debate

Carmelo Anthony, LaMelo Ball share awesome moments amid ‘Melo’ debate

There’s an ongoing debate among NBA fans on who’s the real Melo especially amid the emergence of Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball. But Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony seemed to have ended such debates after he shared a pair of awesome moments with the rising star. Before the tip-off of their matchup on Monday, […] The post Carmelo Anthony, LaMelo Ball share awesome moments amid ‘Melo’ debate appeared first on ClutchPoints.
At The Hive Mar 2, 2021
Recap: Hornets run out of gas, fall to Trail Blazers 123-111 on second night of back-to-back

Recap: Hornets run out of gas, fall to Trail Blazers 123-111 on second night of back-to-back

Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Portland set a franchise record with 24 made 3-pointers Despite a stat sheet-stuffing performance from LaMelo Ball, the Charlotte Hornets dropped a game to the Portland Trail Blazers, 123-111. These are two of the worst defensive teams in the NBA as of late, and that was apparent at that start with both sides getting whatever they wanted to outset of the game. LaMelo kept the Hornets afloat early by pushing the pace, moving the ball and scoring eight points in the first three minutes. LaMelo Ball saves its back to Biz, then gets going...
charlotteobserver Mar 2, 2021

Hornets fans can finally watch LaMelo Ball in person. Spectrum Center opening to fans

Charlotte Hornets fans will finally get to see LaMelo Ball play live at Spectrum Center starting March 13 against the Toronto Raptors. The Hornets got permission Tuesday from the state …
ClutchPoints Mar 1, 2021
LaMelo Ball joins LeBron James and Luka Doncic after fiery February

LaMelo Ball joins LeBron James and Luka Doncic after fiery February

Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball continues to impress in his first season in the NBA. Numbers reveal that he forged his name beside Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and Dallas Mavericks main man Luka Doncic for an amazing teenager record. Per ESPN Statistics and Information, LaMelo became just the third teenager in NBA history […] The post LaMelo Ball joins LeBron James and Luka Doncic after fiery February appeared first on ClutchPoints.
charlotteobserver Mar 1, 2021

The inside story of the ‘SNL’ sketch about Charlotte and LaMelo Ball that went viral

The uproarious “Saturday Night Live” sketch that skewered Charlotte, Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball and his proud papa LaVar Ball Saturday night went from conception to performance in 36 hours. It …
ClutchPoints Mar 1, 2021
LaMelo Ball isn’t the only NBA rookie card worth collecting on the Hornets

LaMelo Ball isn’t the only NBA rookie card worth collecting on the Hornets

Nobody expected the Charlotte Hornets to be this good and fun so fast. Gone are the days when Buzz City would constantly be stuck in NBA limbo – too good to get a high draft pick, too bad to make it past the first round. Turns out, this franchise’s impending arrival is way ahead of […] The post LaMelo Ball isn’t the only NBA rookie card worth collecting on the Hornets appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Mar 1, 2021
Hornets have unlocked LaMelo Ball’s scary potential with one simple change

Hornets have unlocked LaMelo Ball’s scary potential with one simple change

Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball started his rookie campaign on the wrong foot as he found himself coming off the bench in the early stages of the 2020-21 season. Due to his string of impressive performances, the 19-year-old was eventually slotted into the starting lineup which is paying dividends for the Hornets. LaMelo Ball […] The post Hornets have unlocked LaMelo Ball’s scary potential with one simple change appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Mar 1, 2021
VIDEO: Hornets’ LaMelo Ball takes massive sideline spill but somehow smiles through it

VIDEO: Hornets’ LaMelo Ball takes massive sideline spill but somehow smiles through it

Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball took a massive sideline spill on Sunday trying to toss up one last shot. It initially looked bad as Ball knocked down several chairs and a cooler. But amid everything, Ball smiled through the rough fall. Everything is A-okay, Hornets Nation. Charlotte was looking for one more basket before the […] The post VIDEO: Hornets’ LaMelo Ball takes massive sideline spill but somehow smiles through it appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Mar 1, 2021
VIDEO: Kings star De’Aaron Fox hits LaMelo Ball with inside-out hesi for nasty blow-by dunk

VIDEO: Kings star De’Aaron Fox hits LaMelo Ball with inside-out hesi for nasty blow-by dunk

Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball may be one of the most popular names in basketball today. With that said, Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox decided to give the kid a lesson, just to remind him that nothing is easy here in the NBA. Check the clip below for Fox’s quick inside-out hesitation move that left […] The post VIDEO: Kings star De’Aaron Fox hits LaMelo Ball with inside-out hesi for nasty blow-by dunk appeared first on ClutchPoints.
At The Hive Feb 28, 2021
Charlotte Hornets at Sacramento Kings game thread

Charlotte Hornets at Sacramento Kings game thread

Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports AKA LaMelo Ball vs Tyrese Halburton This is it. This is for all the marbles. Who is better? LaMelo Ball, or Tyrese Haliburton? This is now an open thread!
charlotteobserver Feb 28, 2021

SNL gave Charlotte a nickname you’re not going to like in a sketch about LaMelo Ball

Saturday Night Live writers did enough research for their latest Weekend Update segment to make Charlotteans cringe. During a sketch on SNL’s weekly news desk, LaVar Ball (played by Kenan …

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