It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And if the injured party happens to be one of the nation’s best freshmen, a season can be derailed before it even begins.
Luckily for Kentucky freshman center Nerlens Noel and the fans that make up Big Blue Nation, there’s no need for concern following his fall (on a missed dunk) during a pickup game on Thursday night.
It’s become a tradition of sorts in the John Calipari era for players to take on some of the folks camping out for tickets to “Big Blue Madness” and the five-star players usually win in convincing fashion.
But after this scare, one has to wonder if Calipari decides to put the kibosh on the games with the fans for the time being.
It was the most anticipated matchup of the summer.
Zion Williamson vs. LaMelo Ball.
People were turned away at the door – and LeBron James reportedly came and went – as the gym reached capacity for SC Supreme’s 104-92 victory over the Big Ballers. That’s Williamson over Ball (LaMelo and LaVar).
The game was mostly spectacle, and you can see it’s top moments right here.
VIDEO: Zion Williamson’s coach is holding a sleeping baby
In a showcase game in the adidas Uprising event in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, LaMelo Ball — the youngest member of the Big Baller Brand — faced off with Zion Williamson, who is a force on youtube and a highlight machine.