Lavar Ball says the Charlotte Hornets need to stop messing around and name his son Melo as the starting point guardian Tell TMZ Sports it’s time to light up the kid
LaMelo was the third choice in the 2020 NBA draft – and already demonstrated its immense potential in the preseason
But when the season started this week, Melo was number 2 on the depth map behind 25-year-old Devonte ‘Graham a 2 Round 2018 NBA draft pick who was a star during his college days in Kansas
We spotted LaVar at a Big Baller Brand charity in LEIN on the Wednesday before Melo’s first NBA game as a pro and asked him about Charlotte’s start 5
LaVar bluntly says that Melo deserves a starting role right now – and explains: “If [Melo] is your marquee type, which marquee type won’t start?”
Melo had a tough first game – he missed all 5 of his shots on the floor in 16 minutes but it’s obvious he can play even Shaq vouched for him this week
There’s More with LaVar He also told us about the plan for his son LiAngelo (recently released by the Detroit Pistons) and why he still has hopes that all three of his boys will eventually play on the same team
As for Lonzo, LaVar is thrilled with the situation in New Orleans – especially with Zo playing for head coach Stan Van Gundy, so tell us it goes well with Zo’s abilities
Oh, and we also asked LaVar how he would handle the James Harden drama if he ran the show in Houston and it’s interesting
The Bottom Line LaVar says if Harden wants to leave, the missiles shouldn’t get in his way – as long as he doesn’t go to Charlotte or New Orleans !!!
World News – CA – LaVar Ball to Charlotte Hornets, LaMelo Ball should start now!