The NBA playoffs usually produce a few young stars, with the spotlight that comes from the increased pressure really pushing some players to ascend to new levels of play. Last year, Pascal Siakam became a shocking number two option on an NBA championship team. This year, it's going to be Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder who...
Far Fetched Friday: LaMelo Ball Top Two Pick
A year ago, LaMelo Ball was a senior in high school fresh off a bizarre experience in Lithuania, and no eligibility for college basketball. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE took their turn bashing the 17 year old point guard. Even ESPN joined in when they tabbed him a probable second round pick in their mock draft.
We did not fold. I wrote a Far Fetched Friday edition this week a year ago, that LaMelo Ball would be a Top 10 pick. It was absurd at the time but I mentioned his impressive skill set, unparalleled passing ability, matched with his physical presence at 6'7", as primary evidence of a player the NBA would soon obsess over. Still doubts remained, LaMelo was touted as overrated, then the NBL basketball season hit.
We're taking it one step further and are here to proclaim that LaMelo Ball will be one of the first two players off the board come June. We spoke the top 10 pick into existence and we're doing the same here.
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