LaMelo Ball might want to get some more practice in before trying to dunk in a game again.
LaMelo, who is the youngest son of Lavar Ball and brother to Los Angles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, was on the fast break when he decided to rise up and cock back the hammer.
It didn’t exactly go how he planned it. In fact, he didn’t even get close.
Every basketball player on the planet wants to be able to dunk, and as one of the few men I know who can’t, I know how much it sucks to not be able to jam on command. It’s truly awful. My friends would be throwing down windmills like it was nothing and I was relegated to chucking up 30-foot jump shots.
However, rising up with the much confidence and not getting anywhere near the rim is almost worst than not being able to dunk at all. Everybody knew when I was playing that I couldn’t dunk. It was a fact that we all just kind of accepted and lived with. There was no mystery or expectation that I would randomly hammer one on the fast break.
If you’re going to go up with that much swagger you better be absolutely sure you can dunk. Otherwise, you look like an absolute clown.