Last night we saw Lonzo against LaMelo for the first time in an NBA match at the Smoothie King Center — and almost a historic night for the younger Ball brother.
Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball nearly became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double, as he posted 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in a 118-110 win over the New Orleans Pelicans and big brother Lonzo Ball. That means with just one more rebound LaMelo would be celebrating a triple double!
LaMelo, only 19 years and 139 days old, would have passed Markelle Fultz (19 years, 317 days) to become the youngest ever to accomplish this.
LaMelo said it was “cool” to be able to share the floor with his brother but that he also was happy his team was able to get the win.