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    NBA: LaMelo Ball - Bust or Boom ?

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    Better than his brother.

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    he's had a way more weird teenage basketball and life development of any American Teen we've ever seen. Zero testing at college, now having do deal with all the weird unprecedented Covid shit leading up to draft workouts, draft ect.

    who knows where the hell his head is, with being the younger brother of Lonzo and the son of Laloudmouth

    it could go either way, or could just be a bit of a rough patch or slow start and he'll take some time to develop

    no way to call it, but his intangibles likely will play a big part in his early transition and I doubt teams really want to take a chance on a head case or spoiled prima donna right now
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    he is good

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    its reported he's struggling in interviews
    cant talk needs to learn how to be an adult

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsamazing777 View Post
    its reported he's struggling in interviews
    cant talk needs to learn how to be an adult
    This is true of most NBA and NFL players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsuax13 View Post
    This is true of most NBA and NFL players.
    right...so you figure they have a baseline level of acceptable retarded thuggish-ness they are used to

    but still this animal is triggering alarms with his responses.

    makes you wonder
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    Knowing the fam prob a bust
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    Big time bust.

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    I think he will be subpar. I don't believe he has mental strength to live up to the hype.

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    should bring in lavar ball to coach
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    All the Ball brothers are overrated and suck.. His father sucks too ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_archie View Post
    right...so you figure they have a baseline level of acceptable retarded thuggish-ness they are used to
    but still this animal is triggering alarms with his responses.
    makes you wonder
    what is ironic is the thuggish "life style" they portray is all a fraud. Most of the NBA and NFL guys have been gifted since they were in HS and middle school and its been an easy road for them. Floating by in school, never having to work a real job, never having to worry about paying bills. Some of their parents experienced the struggle, but that wasn't a burden these players had on their own shoulders. They were in private schools and living on the easier road.

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    Boom

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    Balls old man just couldn't keep his mouth shut.

    The Ball Brothers are average players.

    The old man ruined them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_archie View Post
    right...so you figure they have a baseline level of acceptable retarded thuggish-ness they are used to

    but still this animal is triggering alarms with his responses.

    makes you wonder
    That entire family is a questionable but I feel sorry for the kids... Lavar the Leech pimping out his kids. Where is the mother? Tell him to shut up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcoloco View Post
    I think he will be subpar. I don't believe he has mental strength to live up to the hype.
    Marco, I think you nailed it. The mental makeup of these kids is weak. Just like most of them. There are few rags to riches NBA or NFL stories anymore. These guys are hyped early, given a lot, etc... have rats and hype men around them their entire lives. I have been to many alumni events with my university that has recruited kids or prospects and some of them lack total awareness because everyone has been kissing their asses forever. There is no drive when you have it all. Itís why wealth doesnít make it multiple generations.

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    He is very very quick and with great floor vision and dribbling skills

    Mental strength I do not know, his older brother gradually getting better

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    the haters are literally 0 for infinity for every projection Iíve ever seen here

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    He is very very quick and with great floor vision and dribbling skills

    Mental strength I do not know, his older brother gradually getting better
    His brother is getting better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtoler View Post
    the haters are literally 0 for infinity for every projection Iíve ever seen here
    Iím not hating... I think he will be drafted, play solid and make a shit ton of money but I think thatís the game today. I think itís more about everything else beyond being great. Only a few guys want to be great in the league now. Most are front runners looking to win easy. I donít see any killers in this draft. Then again, Iím not a scout.

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    Looks like a bust, not physical enough, might be injury prone. Also wasn't he shooting 30% from the field or something in Australia? and you expect him to do better in the NBA?

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    Garbage like the rest of that shit show family

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    I think it would be all about the fit. It kinda sucks that a lot of good players have to start out with a crappy team.

    Minnesota would be a horrible place for him. You put Rondo with them and nothing would happen / put Rondo with the Lakers and he helped them.

    I know the money is good for being drafted high but he would be so much better off to go to a good team and learn how to win!

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    extremely immature and socially awkward, no focus, always goofing off, terrible shot mechanics, plays no defense, beyond soft mentally. i'm shocked he's even being drafted, he's at best a long-term project in the G-League. i wouldn't draft him at all if i were a GM

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckyOne View Post
    I think it would be all about the fit. It kinda sucks that a lot of good players have to start out with a crappy team.

    Minnesota would be a horrible place for him. You put Rondo with them and nothing would happen / put Rondo with the Lakers and he helped them.

    I know the money is good for being drafted high but he would be so much better off to go to a good team and learn how to win!
    You are right. Fit, culture and coaching. The guy is 19.

    True for the poor shits in football too. If Jets have #1 pick, Trevor Lawrence goes back to school. Unless he pulls an Eli Manning stunt.

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    Minnesota is death valley for any player.

    Possible the worst franchise in all sports.

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    Huuuuuuuuge BUST!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsamazing777 View Post
    its reported he's struggling in interviews
    cant talk needs to learn how to be an adult
    Most young black college basketball players have trouble speaking the English language these days. It's like all they did in high school was play basketball and forgot to read a book.

    Nothing new to see with some of the BALL brothers if true..

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    Bust !
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    he'll be considered a bust if he's drafted by all teams but the Warriors, which seems unlikely they'd keep him imho

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    I saw a report here that OKC is "very interested" in drafting him..

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    He will be a bust

    NBA too much freak athletes that can guard him

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    Bust!!!!
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