LaMelo Ball's wild journey to becoming a top 2020 NBA Draft prospect | ESPN Cover Story

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LaMelo Ball is the most famous player in the 2020 NBA Draft, but he also remains the biggest mystery. With the help of his brothers, New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo and LiAngelo, and outspoken father Lavar, ESPN Cover Story profiles LaMelo's journey from Chino Hills to Lithuania to Australia to top NBA prospect.

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  • Lonzo is aight...Gelo is a thief. Lavar said it. Melo will be the best... and he is IMO

    Quay SpencerQuay Spencer3 օր առաջ
  • Teens mature at their own pace, each experience is a single growing pain. Lamelo’s is specific to himself, as is everyone’s! and the futures in bloom for him thus far.

    CyprionCyprion4 օր առաջ
  • It definitely helped him grow to be placed in a different environment where he didn't get pampered like NCAA players do. Most young people can barely survive moving out of their parent's home so imagine living in a different country without your parents. That would wake up anyone to the reality life. The NCAA doesn't provide that for players, instead they coddle players.

    Carlos JrCarlos Jr11 օր առաջ
  • You can't talk about the ball brothers and not mention Lavar

    Hugh MandaraHugh Mandara16 օր առաջ
  • 0 espn

    ChecksChecks16 օր առաջ
  • I feel like a proud mom.😂

    Nikki WhiteNikki White18 օր առաջ
  • Atleast Lavar ain’t like Jullian’s dad

    X JiviX Jivi19 օր առաջ
  • This boy gonna be better than lebron and Kobe

    M B123M B123Ամիս առաջ
  • Good kid. Wish him all the best.

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  • LaVar is one smart dude believe it or not

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  • Whos here after he is leading his draft class in almost every stat so far?

    Davis BuckDavis BuckԱմիս առաջ
  • Lonzo is a GOOD player...he's Tina. LeMelo is a GREAT player...he's LaVar!

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  • As much as you gotta love your parents I really hope LaVar Dosent ruin Lamelos career

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  • He sucked in Lithuania, big time.

    Tautvydas DeržinskasTautvydas DeržinskasԱմիս առաջ
  • I think this the ball that lavar was talking about.

    Kuan MoneyKuan MoneyԱմիս առաջ
  • Nah on god LaMelo we are going to make our own prom when we’re together

    EmEmԱմիս առաջ
  • He will be my husband bruh I’m manifesting it

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  • Dude is a 19 or 20 yr old multimillionaire

    Ignacio GonzalezIgnacio GonzalezԱմիս առաջ
  • Sooooo.. Where are the Newman's??? 🤔🤔🤔😬😬😬😂😂😂😂

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  • 🤟 rookie of the year is waving to this Man!!!

    Marie PeronceMarie Peronce2 ամիս առաջ
  • Imma say that again, Lamelo will be the biggest top 3 bust past 5 years even more, he cannot drive, he is not athletic at all, he can't absorb contact, he don't like contact, bad Basketball IQ, he can't shoot ( I don't care what anyone have to say ) bad shot selection Lamelo is not a true baller, just a BIG NAME, just like all his brothers, that's why the pistons signed his brother for CLOUT, he didn't play a single game, cut him before the season start

    Ab BossAb Boss2 ամիս առաջ
    • @Damahni wish Him all the best but we'll see in at the end of his rookie Contract, Jahlil Okafor was Averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds his rookie season Tyreke Evans way averaging 21 points

      Ab BossAb BossԱմիս առաջ
    • this is aging sooo well

      DamahniDamahniԱմիս առաջ
  • Lavar Ball is an architech and he was successful. 👍💪😎

    Jeth SmithJeth Smith2 ամիս առաջ
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  • "life finally started"

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  • amazing how he can stay focused on basketball with all of those distractions and cash...

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  • Say what yall want......ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO MR & MRS BALL FOR BEING AWESOME PARENTS !!! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

    Ravioli 23Ravioli 232 ամիս առաջ
  • Lithuania really helped him with the physical side of the game at 16

    Dann NiDann Ni2 ամիս առաջ
  • 2 marketable brothers stupid... he doesnt call himself a brother does he

    Levin JrLevin Jr2 ամիս առաջ
  • They just went over spire and the drew

    EgoMobileEgoMobile2 ամիս առաջ
  • "I was born with confidence" " I always felt like I could do anything" that's great parenting

  • this guy is better than any of his trash brothers

    BladeMasterBladeMaster2 ամիս առաջ
  • Anyone else realise and I understand its a long road to reach jordan's level but Lamelo came out as the third pick the same as Jordan so big things for this guy

    Dante LombardoDante Lombardo2 ամիս առաջ
  • Like him or the end of the day, Lavar & their mom did what they could to set these boys up for success..PERIOD. Loud & obnoxious what, that family aren't living on the streets. Don't forget, they went through some ishh with their mom's health complications.

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  • another bust.

    Orient SonOrient Son2 ամիս առաջ
  • The fact that lamelo knows when you get to the nba that’s when life finally starts this dude low key cold 🥶 like he doesn’t show it but he gone lite up the nba just watch 😤

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  • We’ll see, still skeptic though. Overrated? A Bust? He got time to prove it.

    Arkaniel tiamzonArkaniel tiamzon3 ամիս առաջ
  • Lavar has elite marketing talents, that's for sure. He also had great leadership. This is coming from someone who criticized Lavar for years. If I had ounce of Lavars confidence, I'd be better off in life.

    A- RonA- Ron3 ամիս առաջ
  • He also went to Spire and the JBA and the Drew League to play, it wasn’t just Lithuania and Illawara. Gotta include all the main details in here.

    Jules BergmanJules Bergman3 ամիս առաջ
  • 30/10/10 player. He is the next triple-double king!

    KicksReview JKicksReview J3 ամիս առաջ
  • Just one thing - I'm a bit scared by Lamelo's shooting style. Not scared of anything else.

    Perry JonesPerry Jones3 ամիս առաջ
  • 30/10/10 player. He is the next triple-double king!

    quanem banemquanem banem3 ամիս առաջ
  • Love it. Wish it was longer than 6 minutes though!

    KoreAmoKoreAmo3 ամիս առաջ
  • I like how Lavar ain't that loud anymore, his talk was all part of the plan - he's done what he had to do for his boys, salute to the big dawg

    Wojciech LindyWojciech Lindy3 ամիս առաջ
  • “Right when you get drafted I feel like that’s where my life start. it’s not like you get to the league , and be like “oh I finally made it “. Nah. Now life finally started .”

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  • No matter how you feel about him, can somebody give Lavar his props?

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  • i think he'll end up being a 7 foot point gurard next year he's already reached 6 8

    Rahul KumarRahul Kumar3 ամիս առաջ
  • when he skip college, He lacks public speaking with a high school vocabulary and a virgin above suspicion.

    DRG DRGDRG DRG3 ամիս առաջ
  • Who is here after he went top 3 ?

    evan griffithevan griffith3 ամիս առաջ
  • Does he played overseas before he drafted this year ?

    Ganny BredyGanny Bredy3 ամիս առաջ
  • Need one on Gelo

    Keenan LewisKeenan Lewis3 ամիս առաջ
  • His mental toughness is underrated/overlooked. Through everything he always just kept his mind on hoopin. Any time, for any team, under any circumstances he laced up & you gotta respect that.

    Penney DulanyPenney Dulany3 ամիս առաջ
  • Who’s here after the draft when he got drafted by the Hornets

    Quang MinhQuang Minh3 ամիս առաջ
  • Bro it’s crazy how we saw Lamelo grow up before our eyes😢

    Amanda HarrisAmanda Harris3 ամիս առաջ
  • Pain 3rd pick

    Abou NdiayeAbou Ndiaye3 ամիս առաջ
  • “oOh i mAdE iT” Naw, now life finally started~Melo

    BDawg 01BDawg 013 ամիս առաջ
  • Lavar Ball father of the year 2/3 for NBA 👍👍👍

    NorthernersNortherners3 ամիս առաջ
  • Is no one noticing whats going on in the world? We've sent hundreds of rockets into space since the year before last and we still average 3.23 a day. Do you know what the 4 Horsemen of Armageddon are? They are 4 Action Events. (send rockets. rockets strike rock, rock splits and a split piece sears our planet) "Wormwood" is a asteroid in the book of Revelations and those "rockets" are weapons. Bow= Send it. Sword= Strike it. Scales= Split it. Fire= Sear it. ^4 Action Events^ Do you know what the "mark of the beast" is? Take 3 6's and place them in a circle and you have a VIRUS WARNING SYMBOL. But..its not the "virus"... its the coming VACCINE. It will be given AIRBORNE and it will fall on your hands and foreheads. I could keep on telling you more and share links to my videos and comments below those videos where I explain even better. But each time I post links only about 20 of you see it, before AMworlds removes them. So here I am begging anyone who is listening. Armageddon as started and the mark of the beast is almost upon all of us (its not a chip). Please with all that I am click my name and come to my channel and let me show you somethings you've never seen before. Please with all of my heart and soul I'm begging you. (nothing is monetized). ( *READING THE COMMENTS BELOW EACH VIDEO IS VERY IMPORTANT* ) I'm just a 58 year old man and I'm trying my best to warn others. I plead with you HELP ME do that. ~ beware the coming global king. he is the antichrist. he is not the Jesus of the Bible, never fall for that lie. When you feel your LAST words approaching, make them "JESUS SAVE ME" (

    Hush WhisperHush Whisper3 ամիս առաջ
    • @Hush Whisper OK thanks

      Alberts stuffAlberts stuff3 ամիս առաջ
    • @Alberts stuff Nothing I said is more important than the "end". (its your only chance)

      Hush WhisperHush Whisper3 ամիս առաջ
    • @Hush Whisper Maybe more people would listen if you left the jesus save me bit off the end?

      Alberts stuffAlberts stuff3 ամիս առաջ
    • @Alberts stuff Thank you for your kind comment. You're correct, people have said it many times. All I can do is tell what I know to the best I'm able. I try hard to do that. People ask "how you know that". My answers are often met with replies of either hate or "tin hat" comments. Though "few" believe me and "many" don't, I won't falter. I will continue to warn. From the bottom of my heart I told the truth. If anyone remembers anything I've said. Remember this. Before you die, make your last words "JESUS SAVE ME" and mean it with all your soul.

      Hush WhisperHush Whisper3 ամիս առաջ
    • @Hush Whisper Sorry, but just sounded a bit like the him, end of the world stuff and the Bible. When you're an atheist it doesn't mean much, I've heard this stuff for 40 years now to no avail. However, I've never experienced a year like 2020 before, so you could (finally) be right 😉

      Alberts stuffAlberts stuff3 ամիս առաջ
  • "Life finally started" (L.B.) < he is so wrong.

    Hush WhisperHush Whisper3 ամիս առաջ
  • Anyone know where to find the red Nike sweater melo was wearing shits is clean asf

    Gabriel MartinezGabriel Martinez3 ամիս առաջ
  • LaMelo Ball a top draft pick ? This only tells me two things .. Either the draft was thin on talent, which it wasn't or Michael Jordan with a history of lousy draft picks selected Ball at number three, far to high instead of the lower rung of the first round where based on his deficiencies he should been drafted.

    John MartinezJohn Martinez3 ամիս առաջ
  • watching LaMelo grow....

    Robert JonesRobert Jones3 ամիս առաջ
  • Congratulations son to father.

    Rhys MackRhys Mack3 ամիս առաջ
  • Number 3 pick

    Reza BabalouiReza Babaloui3 ամիս առաջ
  • Man if the last brother doesn't make it to NBA. His Daddy gonna be pissed.

    Allen HanAllen Han3 ամիս առաջ
  • Who is here after he got drafted to the hornets?

    Julius DragmanJulius Dragman3 ամիս առաջ
  • Have a great week!

    Wayne FarleyWayne Farley3 ամիս առաջ
  • 3rd pick

    Mercy TheFooLMercy TheFooL3 ամիս առաջ
  • “Lamelo will be the best in the long run” - Lavar Ball

    Kyle WilkinsKyle Wilkins3 ամիս առաջ
  • He’s a hornet now

    Sancho ShmockSancho Shmock3 ամիս առաջ
  • Tyrese Haliburton is better

    Brandon ArtzBrandon Artz3 ամիս առաջ
  • Male version of the Kardashians.

    PeterPeter3 ամիս առաջ
  • Big Bass lavar! "Lakers will Never win a Championship if they trade Lonzo"

    Cesar AbrahamCesar Abraham3 ամիս առաջ
  • Charlotte is good for him. Away from the big city limelight. It’s gonna be boring. Not gonna get distracted. Jermaine by his side has been amazing. Plus the time in Ohio and Detroit will help him adjust in Charlotte

    Aaron YTAaron YT3 ամիս առաջ
  • He just got drafted by the hornets

    Bang HighlightsBang Highlights3 ամիս առաջ
  • who is here after he is not 1 not 2 but 3rd pick

    Samuel LegrosSamuel Legros3 ամիս առաջ
  • Mike Korzemba is That you 2:03

    Ruben IrvingRuben Irving3 ամիս առաջ
  • 3rd pick

    Daniil OxyukDaniil Oxyuk3 ամիս առաջ
  • I really fw with melo’s mindset, he matured really well, strong minded dude

    American Chug jugAmerican Chug jug3 ամիս առաջ
  • Jordan pick him right his record been great of picking franchise player he need to step down let someone else run the team like a jerry Krause time

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  • pillar men theme

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  • now hes the 3rd pick under MJ

    Jt ArnettJt Arnett3 ամիս առաջ
  • That's right. Good enough for soft nba but couldn't make it in Europe.

    DejanDejan3 ամիս առաջ
  • Even tho u didn't get first pic just know you were the best in the draft.

    JzznycJzznyc3 ամիս առաջ
  • Lavar vs MJ coming soon

    Key EpicKey Epic3 ամիս առաջ
  • Who’s here after the draft when he got drafted by the Hornets

    Peter MartiniePeter Martinie3 ամիս առաջ
    • lonzo ball finna do a 1v1 against Jordan

      Ken RockKen Rock3 ամիս առաջ
  • maybe it's for the cameras, to look tough, but you can tell lamelo has really matured over the years. the way he progressed, the way he even answers the questions. he done fooling around.

    parulan jasperparulan jasper3 ամիս առաջ
  • Welcome to hornets ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • 🐐

    Pablo ChaconPablo Chacon3 ամիս առաջ
  • He’s gona be way way better den his older brother.

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  • "I never lacked confidence. I feel like I was born with it, and always felt like I could do anything." Wish I could say the same lol

    Jermane AnyohaJermane Anyoha3 ամիս առաջ
    • Find out what you’re good at and then repeat it to yourself everyday.

      Joseph HancockJoseph Hancock3 ամիս առաջ