Did Michael Jordan make the right choice by drafting LaMelo Ball to the Hornets? | First Take


Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Jay Williams weigh in on whether Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Hornets made the right choice by drafting LaMelo Ball with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
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  • jumpshot13
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    LaMelo as a future superstar? I'm not seeing it. MJ might as well take his place and make a return.

  • Kris West
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    Jay Williams is trash.

  • George Witt
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    The best guard and big man were taken!

  • Bryce McQueen
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    This guy better watch how he speaks about Black Jesus!

  • levi shoemaker
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    The ball family is all talk. Nothing more.

  • Dedrick Walter
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    Help a brother in need i just need 2 bucks from whomever cash app $Dwalter713281

  • Reviews From The 6
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    Lets support and help each other grow before 2020 ends. Come through

  • Rabarberellum 101
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    For MJ, and Charlotte, it would be best if Lebron becomes owner of a NBA team after his retirement. The competitive nature of MJ would make him do his best of making this team a succes on the floor instead of just a hobby or way of making money. (though in this specific case he couldn't take any other pick)

  • drttyu liqm

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    So Jordan taking it personal just went to a whole other level. Drafted a kid just to play his father 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Franchise Sapa
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    Jason williams is annoying analyst

  • drttyu liqm

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    MJ always goes for the hype.

  • Dustin Horner
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    Its the environment N.C. like N.Y. there too hard on people in general think what does to athletes. It works in college cuz there insulated.

  • Jerry Cue
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    In today's NBA, it doesn't matter who they pick. Because in just a few years we all know that he could be traded or asked to be. So, draft whoever will draw the crowd and get viewers while he's hot ticket.

  • Quincy
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    Listen with Lamelo's ball handling wizardry, court vision, and saucy play-making ability at 6'7 he's either going to be like Pistol Pete or White Chocolate but most of all he's going to make everyone around him better because he sees the game 2-3 frame ahead and that's a rare gift to have. Only a few NBA players have had that ability, I've mentioned two of them and the other ones were Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and LeBron. LaMelo has the best vision coming into the NBA in a generation. He's a true PG and even though he's not an explosive athlete like Westbrook, he will still dunk on you and he's 6'7 with long arms so he can shoot over any PG. His next evolution is really to focus on the defensive end, work on is lower body, and figure out the best shooting form because even though he can get hot and shoot from anywhere ( he scored 92point in highschool) his release is inconsistent. But unlike Zo, he's a bit above average as an FT shooter so eventually, he will become more consistent.

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  • hypnosquirrel
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    no but was likely the best choice under the circumstances.

  • Superman 23
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    Breakfast??..tea???...what happen to Wheaties??..isn't that breakfast of champions?

  • Georgia Woolley
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    So we finally gonna see Michael 'I took it personal' Jordan vs Lavar 'Never loss' Ball

  • chris novander
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    BB players are jurks

  • Craig Hayes
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    This is the dumbest pick in the history of the game. No defense and cannot shoot.

  • Steven McNally
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    "Greatest athlete in the history of sports" Smiles in Gretzky 😂

    JOSHUA LEONARDO9 timer siden

    If max kellerman is black, he will be fired on ESPN

  • Deven Mccullough
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    MJ only drafted him to get that one on one with Lavar lol ......... He took it personal

  • Jorge mxjp
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    hey I like A. Smith talking more like a person these days , finally i can watch the video without mute on!

  • Ramone DeCurta
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    MJ always goes for the hype.

  • dutoiu hour
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    So Jordan taking it personal just went to a whole other level. Drafted a kid just to play his father 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Josh
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    Lamelo gonna be better than Zion

  • vaanhmatbomoi nhonucuoi
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    americanidol twintoys lofijazz samanthabee

  • Jazmine Ferraris
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    January 2nd: Garcia vs. Campbell

  • dutoiu hour

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    Remember Jorgan is the G.O.A.T

  • Karim Karimov
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    Did Max just call Melo better passer than Zo??!!!?

  • stxzzylwky
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    It's easy to critique professionals and to analyze good and bad players the reporter or whatever was either salty or already looks miserable talking about Lamelo being draft #3 No one should be talking that much negativity even if your on the sidelines if you haven't been on the court their opinions shouldn't matter Lamelo is a great pick🙅🏽‍♂️🔥💯

  • ricky chen
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    I remember when he was on NOlocal a few years ago and now he’s in the NBA.. I feel old now lol

    DREVM16 timer siden

    He instantly ruined the pick by signing Hayward.

  • Michael J
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    The 3rd ball brother is Cooper Manning🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Michael J
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    Ninjas Not checking for the Hornets in Charlotte 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Clayton Bixby
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    Kwahme Brown

  • Family And Money's Everything
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    All of the Ball Brothers will be Hornets 🐝...

  • Rafath Hweih
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    Melo and Hayward... kinda nice If you think about it. Him in Boston he didn’t really contribute but that’s because so many young talent on the team. So him going to the hornets will give him the ability to contribute in a lot of ways with Melo along side him.

  • FuZeKyro
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    “Greatest athlete in the history of sports” is cristano Ronaldo a joke to you

  • Moneyonfleek _

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    🤣🤣🤣🤣 stop it

  • josh darius
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    This dude is a moron that talks like Socrates...he said ThE cLIPPERS WERE A LOCK TO WIN THE TITLE AND NOW THAT mj IS A MASTER JUDGE OF TALENT...GUARANTEE lAMELO IS A huge BUST

  • Arklin Lau
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    PapaBALL vs MJ take it personal

  • Geezee 5six2
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    When this kid fail like his older brother we will be seeing the crying Jordan again

  • Geezee 5six2

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    @Hebrew Seven Ha the ball family ain’t gonna get u a championship

  • Hebrew Seven

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    I bet him and brother doing better than you!

  • Olivia
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    I still feel bad for Lonzo that his dad was like "oh no worries LaMelo is the best player of all my kids"

  • jed hoppe
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    Remember Jorgan is the G.O.A.T

  • Stephan Williams
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    LaMelo gonna be an average non difference maker on a 8 or nine seed just like his brother

  • tiDDies aTTic
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    Just checked back in with ESPN after several months..&..yup, Max & Stephen A are still dbags 🤷🏿‍♂️

  • James Brickner
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    Mitch Kupchak is the Hornets GM. Clickbait.

  • #14
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    I agree with Max. He is good passer. Defense is weak, broken shot, not that athletic, not physically imposing , basketball IQ is yet to be determined. He is not gritty or aggressive. Good handle,..but I don’t see the attraction. After a while, people have to stop using the kids age as an excuse. He should have gone to college. He didn’t even dominate overseas. I hope he proves me wrong. Good luck to MJ. Maybe MJ should try owning a baseball club instead of basketball.

  • drttyu liqm

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    Micheal Jordan is going to take this personally.

  • Thomas Watkins
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    Did Michael Jordan make a mistake by giving BLM $250 million? Where's the money Michael? College funds? Small businesses? In a year we will all be saying >==> hahahahaha

  • drttyu liqm

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    If Molly was there "I'll never forgive lavar" Everybody: *Crickets

  • Sir jLabucks
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    Black magic spell activated against MJ😂

  • Jackson Daron
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    Micheal Jordan is going to take this personally.

  • Malik Hopkins
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    NOlocal and stuff ... Max's voice lol

  • Brent Carroll
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    SPIKE CARLYLE23 timer siden

    *Heart says yes head says no* comments incoming

  • deni v1c70r
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    What is crazy is that lamelo play like he has 15 years old, no discipline on the court, and the hype still growing. CRAZY

  • Tony Ochoa
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    This new generation really changing everything.

  • Ross Ginn
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    Clearly loves his kids...thats why he keeps hogging their spotlight.

  • NJTDover
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    Another Kwame Mohamed Brown?

  • raytehbum
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    respect for admitting his mistake. being a Warriors fan from the Bay, was super confused when he talked about Bogut shooting

  • Ftl Rig
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    he has the same rating as his bro on 2k 😂

  • PullupintheG G35
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    “BOX OFFICE” bro whaaaaaat?

  • Louis Alexander
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    Thinking about it... Lamelo will bring in a lot of young folks to watch. Spotify his brothers are young. Lamelo seems way more in tune with the younger crowd, which will be good to gain new fans. He just gotta swag it out and get busy

  • Daniel Medina
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    If Molly was there "I'll never forgive lavar" Everybody: *Crickets

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  • joh bhan
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    Micheal Jordan is going to take this personally.

  • Carlo Ray Gegremosa
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    add kwame brown

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  • ProReid03
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    so MJ can challenge LaVar 1on1 - he took it personally🤣

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  • bruce bagley
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    What player did he miss on? Y’all act like we had #1 pick a few times

  • Deangelo Nole
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    Pretty excited for Melo to go to Hornets! He can grow and they can him the green light.

  • Wavy B
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    Everyone is entitled to their opinion but for a Point Guard. LaMelo moves like a truck lol for his age he has to be explosive. Even older players are faster than him 😂😂😂 , he ain’t gonna be a game changer

  • Sappy
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    F in the chat to pay respects for LiAngelo

  • angel figueroa
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    Yes he did

  • Jonah Smith
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    every bad team is just missing a good leader

  • Don Francois
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    MJ sees the players talents but the players don't bring it that's all.

  • Michael Real
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    Lavar Is Trash 🗑️ Idk How Ppl See This Kid Good Or Great

  • Heartless Monster
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    Why was terry roziers name even mentioned? 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • foch41
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    Jordan just sitting back waiting for Emoni Bates

  • Anti JJ
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    Who did beast boy love more Raven or Tessa?

  • Disco/Secret
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    Sometimes, SAS sounds like he knows nothing about sports. This is one of those times.

  • Disco/Secret
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    The kid has ZERO defense. I bet he’s traded in less than 2 years, out of the league in 5.

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  • King Fredbird
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    Remember when this show USED to be good?

  • jadcock1023
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    If they could shut lamelo dads mouth it might be a good choice

  • Zero fucks Given
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    The Ball kids are good kids

  • Relly S
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    As a tea drinker ....SAS was spot on with his tea suggestion at the end

  • Andrew Madrid
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    Jordan’s best draft pick ever

  • Eclipalypse •
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    Get off of Jordans tip

  • Lupus Maximus
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    Wait what exactly was the drink that Steven A said at the end lmao I need that ASAP if it works even a little bit

  • SmoothView
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    Lonzo and Melo just have to play well and the the prophecy of LaVar Ball will come true of all Ball boys playing together. I'm rooting for it too.

  • Frida y
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    I learned a new word today ; Ambidexterity

  • Hilosa Erfam
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    Jordan: "Welcome to the team" LaMelo: "Thank you MJ" Jordan later: "It became personal"

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  • KW Has A Message
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    Michael did the family a favor, how did Lamelo become top three of the draft, I'm confused.

  • Thomas Dean
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    He made the right decision. I pray he finds a way to contact me They need help with there shooting if Michael give me a opportunity I want let him down its time for a change in that Hornets organization the future new ideas to turn this team into a championship contender.

  • KW Has A Message
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    Why such a sad face of Michael Jordan?

  • Prav_ een
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    First of all MJ is just the owner and not the GM 😂 .... Y will he be accountable.... Just for your content you guys bring up his name

  • Cody Loco
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    Can MJ sign himself to the Hornets?

  • Mike Caldwell
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    Max argument was at Jordan not lamelo

  • Matt Jones
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    Another Jordan bust draft pick. The next Ricky Rubio 2.0.

  • J H
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    Interviewer: Do you... Lamelo: Definitely

  • Jay Mendoza
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