If you grew up playing pickup basketball, you know all the different characters you encounter on the court, and they generally span the spectrum from mildly irritating to downright rage-inducing. There are entire YouTube videos devoted to these stereotypes, which include, but are not limited to, “Tall Guy Who Only Shoots Threes,” “the Football Player,” “Mr. Excuses,” and so on and so forth.
But the worst is arguably the most basic of them all: the ball-hog who dribbles too much and takes terrible shots all the damn time. If LaMelo Ball‘s latest “highlights” are any indication, the Chino Hills product falls firmly into that dubious category. On Sunday, a video emerged of Ball family patriarch LaVar going off on his AAU team, naturally named The Big Ballers.
And there was good reason for that. They were in the midst of what ended up being a humiliating 109-57 blowout loss, during which his supposed five-star recruit son, LaMelo, was personally responsible for all sorts of god-awful sequences.