LaMelo Ball is having himself one amazing first half to his rookie NBA season. Ball is exceeding expectations and his team’s owner Micheal Jordan has been taking notice.


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Jordan praised Ball, the Charlotte Hornets’ No. 3 overall pick, for adapting to the NBA far more quickly than even he had hoped.

“I think Melo has adjusted to the NBA game better than any of us ever thought this early in his career,” Jordan told Steve Reed of The Associated Press via email. “He has exceeded our expectations so far this season.”

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Ball has been one of the season’s standout first-year players and is a frontrunner for Rookie of the Year honors. Ball is averaging 15.8 points, 6.3 assists, and 6.0 rebounds per game through the first half of the season.

Ball and the Hornets currently sit 6th in the Eastern Conference standings. If Ball can somehow lead the Hornets to the playoffs and win rookie of the year, you can look forward to LaVar Ball to make his way around the media outlets reminding everyone how great his youngest son truly is.