LaMelo Ball may have entered the trash talk hall of fame, and he’s not even halfway through high school yet.
The younger brother of UCLA freshman star Lonzo, LaMelo made the likes of Gary Payton and Reggie Miller proud by not only nailing a half-court shot as if it was a normal attempt in the middle of a game, but calling his shot before doing so.
This is such a savage move.
Pulling up and nailing a just dumb shot from halfcourt like it’s nothing is one thing, but to call it out, to let your opponent not only know it’s coming but that you care so little for his pride, is straight nasty.
It’s something only the most supremely confident would even attempt, and the thing only the supremely confident and supremely talented – or lucky – can pull off. Given that LaMelo is the youngest of three UCLA-bound brothers, with Lonzo currently tearing it up for an undefeated Bruins team and LiAngelo going for 65 in the very same high school game – confidence and talent seem to be in steady supply for the family.