Did Michael Jordan make the right choice by drafting LaMelo Ball to the Hornets? | First Take

19. nov.. 2020
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Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Jay Williams weigh in on whether Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets made the right choice by drafting LaMelo Ball with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
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  • "Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of bad owners". MJ: So I took it personal

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  • MJ is the greatest to do it, no doubt. But a horrible owner and his track record as a mentor is horrific as well. All I say is Kwame Brown and the other rookie in Chicago he broke.

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  • Jordan: "Welcome to the team" LaMelo: "Thank you MJ" Jordan: "It became personal"

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  • Mark my words , all ball brothers will end up in Charlotte.

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  • Max need a show

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  • What did max even advocate!? Totally

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  • Whet

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  • Lamelo just like his brother garbage 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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  • molly was punching the air when stephen a praised lavar

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  • Yes

  • I can see the hornets growing into a good team.

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  • Who else fast forwarded past Max?

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    • Oh boy! Adam Morrison part 2.

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  • LaMelo needs to get with Gary Peyton so he can put that dog in him.

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  • What about gelo tho 😂😂

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  • Lamelo shot 25% from 3 and 45% from 2 in the NBL. He's only gonna get worse in the NBA. Teams will disrespect him and sag off cause they know he can't shoot so any sort of playmaking he could have done against lesser competition will be neutralized. Dude will be a fringe starter or 6th/7th man at best like his Lonzo.

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  • Lamelo is another kidd gilchrist. More medocrity for the hornets through the 2020s.

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  • ,“If you try to find happiness through the pursuit of worldly things, it will elude you. The only way to find happiness is through the pursuit of God.”

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  • we are talking about the hornets here.... jordan made a good pickup with kemba and gilchrist in the past

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  • Hire your haters kids, then fire them.

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  • BUST, no doubt about it. BUT i am hope i am wrong! he is not half the player zo was at his age but never know the way nba game is now so wide open

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  • I’m the only one that thinks lonzo is a bust

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  • Lol Micheal jordan of bad owners. LMAO 😅

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  • Lavar is a hanger-on. He's doing what his responsibility is in bringing up his kids as a father and he's supposed to get a trophy?

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  • Max: "Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of bad owners" LMAO

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  • Warriors drafted Flight, cameras just weren’t on

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  • Oh boy! Adam Morrison part 2.

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  • Mute max 🎤

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  • Max don't know nothing period

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  • Lol duds in the beginning acts like michael jordan is the coach😭man he didnt buy the team to coach it he bought it for investments and profit 😂

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    • guarantee hes losing money

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  • Don’t know, don’t necessarily care

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  • yeah lets call it for what it is Ball is pimping out his kids to benefit himself nothing less, i wouldn't touch his kids they cant shot and everyone is 6'7 with long arms, Smith is a idiot sometimes

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  • Pretty excited for Melo to go to Hornets! He can grow and they can him the green light.

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  • don’t let this distract you from the fact that mr. krabs sold spongebob’s soul for 62 cents.

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  • i’m sorry but lamelo is not a better passer than zo

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  • I thought melo went knicks 🤔

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  • I hate J Will

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  • So Jordan taking it personal just went to a whole other level. Drafted a kid just to play his father 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • He’s not ready, he’s going to struggle with his shot and getting his own shot this is the NBA not Australia and he can’t and doesn’t want to guard. Jordan is going to ruin him even more demanding him to be a star can’t wait till Jordan and Lavar Ball go at it with the drama 😆😆

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    • Help a brother in need i just need 2 bucks from whomever cash app $Dwalter713281

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  • MJ is also Taking Lavar Ball ! package Deal

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  • Ask Lamello's dad, he knows everything.

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  • I always backed Lavar 🥳✌️

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  • English Breakfast Tea, with some Honey, & some Milk, works wonders!!!

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  • Who is that first clown talking? He pronounces words like half his teeth are missing.

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  • Haters going to hate

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  • max kellerman's take is terrible

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  • Lol I go to the same school as the hosts daughter

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  • Lamelo got a stupid amount of chapstick on them lips in the thumbnail

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  • LaMelo as a future superstar? I'm not seeing it. MJ might as well take his place and make a return.

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  • Jay Williams is trash.

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  • The best guard and big man were taken!

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  • This guy better watch how he speaks about Black Jesus!

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  • The ball family is all talk. Nothing more.

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  • Lets support and help each other grow before 2020 ends. Come through

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  • For MJ, and Charlotte, it would be best if Lebron becomes owner of a NBA team after his retirement. The competitive nature of MJ would make him do his best of making this team a succes on the floor instead of just a hobby or way of making money. (though in this specific case he couldn't take any other pick)

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    • So Jordan taking it personal just went to a whole other level. Drafted a kid just to play his father 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • Jason williams is annoying analyst

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    • MJ always goes for the hype.

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  • Its the environment N.C. like N.Y. there too hard on people in general think what does to athletes. It works in college cuz there insulated.

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  • In today's NBA, it doesn't matter who they pick. Because in just a few years we all know that he could be traded or asked to be. So, draft whoever will draw the crowd and get viewers while he's hot ticket.

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  • Listen with Lamelo's ball handling wizardry, court vision, and saucy play-making ability at 6'7 he's either going to be like Pistol Pete or White Chocolate but most of all he's going to make everyone around him better because he sees the game 2-3 frame ahead and that's a rare gift to have. Only a few NBA players have had that ability, I've mentioned two of them and the other ones were Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and LeBron. LaMelo has the best vision coming into the NBA in a generation. He's a true PG and even though he's not an explosive athlete like Westbrook, he will still dunk on you and he's 6'7 with long arms so he can shoot over any PG. His next evolution is really to focus on the defensive end, work on is lower body, and figure out the best shooting form because even though he can get hot and shoot from anywhere ( he scored 92point in highschool) his release is inconsistent. But unlike Zo, he's a bit above average as an FT shooter so eventually, he will become more consistent.

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  • no but was likely the best choice under the circumstances.

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  • Breakfast??..tea???...what happen to Wheaties??..isn't that breakfast of champions?

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  • So we finally gonna see Michael 'I took it personal' Jordan vs Lavar 'Never loss' Ball

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    • "Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of bad owners". MJ: So I took it personal

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  • BB players are jurks

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  • This is the dumbest pick in the history of the game. No defense and cannot shoot.

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  • "Greatest athlete in the history of sports" Smiles in Gretzky 😂

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  • If max kellerman is black, he will be fired on ESPN

  • MJ only drafted him to get that one on one with Lavar lol ......... He took it personal

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  • hey I like A. Smith talking more like a person these days , finally i can watch the video without mute on!

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  • MJ always goes for the hype.

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  • So Jordan taking it personal just went to a whole other level. Drafted a kid just to play his father 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • Lamelo gonna be better than Zion

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  • americanidol twintoys lofijazz samanthabee

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  • January 2nd: Garcia vs. Campbell

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    • Remember Jorgan is the G.O.A.T

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  • Did Max just call Melo better passer than Zo??!!!?

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  • It's easy to critique professionals and to analyze good and bad players the reporter or whatever was either salty or already looks miserable talking about Lamelo being draft #3 No one should be talking that much negativity even if your on the sidelines if you haven't been on the court their opinions shouldn't matter Lamelo is a great pick🙅🏽‍♂️🔥💯

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  • I remember when he was on NOworld a few years ago and now he’s in the NBA.. I feel old now lol

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  • He instantly ruined the pick by signing Hayward.

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    • Jordan: "Welcome to the team" LaMelo: "Thank you MJ" Jordan: "It became personal"

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  • The 3rd ball brother is Cooper Manning🤦🏾‍♂️

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  • Ninjas Not checking for the Hornets in Charlotte 🤦🏾‍♂️

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  • Kwahme Brown

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  • All of the Ball Brothers will be Hornets 🐝...

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  • Melo and Hayward... kinda nice If you think about it. Him in Boston he didn’t really contribute but that’s because so many young talent on the team. So him going to the hornets will give him the ability to contribute in a lot of ways with Melo along side him.

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  • “Greatest athlete in the history of sports” is cristano Ronaldo a joke to you

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    • 🤣🤣🤣🤣 stop it

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  • This dude is a moron that talks like Socrates...he said ThE cLIPPERS WERE A LOCK TO WIN THE TITLE AND NOW THAT mj IS A MASTER JUDGE OF TALENT...GUARANTEE lAMELO IS A huge BUST

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  • PapaBALL vs MJ take it personal

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  • When this kid fail like his older brother we will be seeing the crying Jordan again

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    • @Hebrew Seven Ha the ball family ain’t gonna get u a championship

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    • I bet him and brother doing better than you!

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  • I still feel bad for Lonzo that his dad was like "oh no worries LaMelo is the best player of all my kids"

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  • Remember Jorgan is the G.O.A.T

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  • LaMelo gonna be an average non difference maker on a 8 or nine seed just like his brother

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  • Just checked back in with ESPN after several months..&..yup, Max & Stephen A are still dbags 🤷🏿‍♂️

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  • Mitch Kupchak is the Hornets GM. Clickbait.

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  • I agree with Max. He is good passer. Defense is weak, broken shot, not that athletic, not physically imposing , basketball IQ is yet to be determined. He is not gritty or aggressive. Good handle,..but I don’t see the attraction. After a while, people have to stop using the kids age as an excuse. He should have gone to college. He didn’t even dominate overseas. I hope he proves me wrong. Good luck to MJ. Maybe MJ should try owning a baseball club instead of basketball.

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    • Micheal Jordan is going to take this personally.

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  • Did Michael Jordan make a mistake by giving BLM $250 million? Where's the money Michael? College funds? Small businesses? In a year we will all be saying >==> hahahahaha

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    • If Molly was there "I'll never forgive lavar" Everybody: *Crickets

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  • Black magic spell activated against MJ😂

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  • Micheal Jordan is going to take this personally.

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