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


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    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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    1. jd5179

      Of course not, giving Jordans record to recruit underwhelming players from the draft.

    2. drino zhao

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

    3. Eric CORNUTE

      Bad decision to get melo

    4. kimaste

      Mj, who is the second greatest player of all time is bad at assessing players. This move will be another kwame brown for the hornets.

    5. Chris TheOne

      No, another terrible pick

    6. Chad Henderson

      Why is this guy so sought after? I've always thought he was just an average player ever since I first saw him. Nothing special about him.

    7. Patrick Layman

      "Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of bad owners". MJ: So I took it personal

    8. Ash Russom

      Honestly don't think melo is NBA caliber. There, I said it. I agree with Max. Not explosive, broken shot, and liability on defense, for what? Some good court vision. I wouldn't buy it. These kids nowadays are walking into the NBA. Watered down league.I like melo but Lavar Ball is finessin' the NBA.

      1. Ash Russom

        Also, I can not stand the fact that 'being able to put fans in the seats' is one of the reasons for melo to be drafted. Are we being serious? I love the game of basketball, and for the sake of keeping the integrity of the game, this should not be one of the reasons we draft players. If that's the cause, anyone popular could join the league. Keep the NBA high level, draft talented players. Simple.

    9. Ash Russom

      Lets all be honest, a HUGE part of the reason melo got drafted was because of Lavar Ball

    10. huc680ram ;qih'quc

      "Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of bad owners". MJ: So I took it personal

    11. Ron Preer

      MJ is the greatest to do it, no doubt. But a horrible owner and his track record as a mentor is horrific as well. All I say is Kwame Brown and the other rookie in Chicago he broke.

    12. Haily Doe

      Jordan: "Welcome to the team" LaMelo: "Thank you MJ" Jordan: "It became personal"

    13. Create Yourlife

      Mark my words , all ball brothers will end up in Charlotte.

    14. Lamont Cowan-Tellis

      Max need a show

    15. Lamont Cowan-Tellis

      What did max even advocate!? Totally

    16. Nell Post


    17. Charles Jennings

      Lamelo just like his brother garbage 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    18. misuyy fong

      molly was punching the air when stephen a praised lavar



    20. Aetherius Prime

      I can see the hornets growing into a good team.

    21. Hunter Crain

      Who else fast forwarded past Max?

      1. misuyy fong

        Oh boy! Adam Morrison part 2.

    22. Salvus Erus

      LaMelo needs to get with Gary Peyton so he can put that dog in him.

    23. kyle hollenback

      What about gelo tho 😂😂

    24. A A

      Lamelo shot 25% from 3 and 45% from 2 in the NBL. He's only gonna get worse in the NBA. Teams will disrespect him and sag off cause they know he can't shoot so any sort of playmaking he could have done against lesser competition will be neutralized. Dude will be a fringe starter or 6th/7th man at best like his Lonzo.

    25. A A

      Lamelo is another kidd gilchrist. More medocrity for the hornets through the 2020s.

    26. JESUS LOVES US *v*

      ,“If you try to find happiness through the pursuit of worldly things, it will elude you. The only way to find happiness is through the pursuit of God.”

    27. fanny Rodriguez


    28. Algorythm-C

      we are talking about the hornets here.... jordan made a good pickup with kemba and gilchrist in the past

    29. B.A.

      Hire your haters kids, then fire them.

    30. David Chandler

      BUST, no doubt about it. BUT i am hope i am wrong! he is not half the player zo was at his age but never know the way nba game is now so wide open

    31. Fuck You

      I’m the only one that thinks lonzo is a bust

    32. Chiniwins Bastards

      Lol Micheal jordan of bad owners. LMAO 😅

    33. calbastian

      Lavar is a hanger-on. He's doing what his responsibility is in bringing up his kids as a father and he's supposed to get a trophy?

    34. Anthony Lipetri

      Max: "Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of bad owners" LMAO

    35. Alasfour Oday

      Warriors drafted Flight, cameras just weren’t on

    36. Doctor Doom

      Oh boy! Adam Morrison part 2.

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    38. ice blu

      Mute max 🎤

    39. ice blu

      Max don't know nothing period

    40. Ed Hernandez

      Lol duds in the beginning acts like michael jordan is the coach😭man he didnt buy the team to coach it he bought it for investments and profit 😂

      1. David Chandler

        guarantee hes losing money

    41. Anfernee Manansala

      Don’t know, don’t necessarily care

    42. black M

      yeah lets call it for what it is Ball is pimping out his kids to benefit himself nothing less, i wouldn't touch his kids they cant shot and everyone is 6'7 with long arms, Smith is a idiot sometimes

    43. hib470mep ;ren'fap

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

    44. Ar Alagao

      don’t let this distract you from the fact that mr. krabs sold spongebob’s soul for 62 cents.

    45. Marlon Jackson

      i’m sorry but lamelo is not a better passer than zo

    46. T Kid

      I thought melo went knicks 🤔

    47. Kevin Meredith

      I hate J Will

    48. dolimi jotoo

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

    49. Marc Valle

      He’s not ready, he’s going to struggle with his shot and getting his own shot this is the NBA not Australia and he can’t and doesn’t want to guard. Jordan is going to ruin him even more demanding him to be a star can’t wait till Jordan and Lavar Ball go at it with the drama 😆😆

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    51. Cesar Abraham

      MJ is also Taking Lavar Ball ! package Deal

    52. Alan Mazzucchelli

      Ask Lamello's dad, he knows everything.

    53. Geoffrey Wendelen

      I always backed Lavar 🥳✌️

    54. Pizza Man

      English Breakfast Tea, with some Honey, & some Milk, works wonders!!!

    55. The Continents are Giants Stuck in Dried Mud

      Who is that first clown talking? He pronounces words like half his teeth are missing.

    56. zen_54 Yt

      Haters going to hate

    57. Jordan Davis

      max kellerman's take is terrible

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    59. Imabanana 999

      Lol I go to the same school as the hosts daughter

    60. Charles Hubbard

      Lamelo got a stupid amount of chapstick on them lips in the thumbnail

    61. jumpshot13

      LaMelo as a future superstar? I'm not seeing it. MJ might as well take his place and make a return.

    62. Kris West

      Jay Williams is trash.

    63. George Witt

      The best guard and big man were taken!

    64. Bryce McQueen

      This guy better watch how he speaks about Black Jesus!

    65. levi shoemaker

      The ball family is all talk. Nothing more.

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    67. Reviews From The 6

      Lets support and help each other grow before 2020 ends. Come through

    68. Rabarberellum 101

      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)

      1. drttyu liqm

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

    69. Franchise Sapa

      Jason williams is annoying analyst

      1. drttyu liqm

        MJ always goes for the hype.

    70. Dustin Horner

      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.

    71. Jerry Cue

      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.

    72. Quincy

      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.

    73. kwam90210

      " BASED ON WHAT I SEEN ON IRvision AND STUFF " 🤣🤣🤣

    74. hypnosquirrel

      no but was likely the best choice under the circumstances.

    75. Superman 23

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

    76. Georgia Woolley

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

      1. Anthony Lipetri

        "Michael Jordan is the Michael Jordan of bad owners". MJ: So I took it personal

    77. chris novander

      BB players are jurks

    78. Craig Hayes

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

    79. Steven McNally

      "Greatest athlete in the history of sports" Smiles in Gretzky 😂


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

    81. Deven Mccullough

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

    82. Jorge mxjp

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

    83. Ramone DeCurta

      MJ always goes for the hype.

    84. dutoiu hour

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

    85. Josh

      Lamelo gonna be better than Zion

    86. vaanhmatbomoi nhonucuoi

      americanidol twintoys lofijazz samanthabee

    87. Jazmine Ferraris

      January 2nd: Garcia vs. Campbell

      1. dutoiu hour

        Remember Jorgan is the G.O.A.T

    88. Karim Karimov

      Did Max just call Melo better passer than Zo??!!!?

    89. stxzzylwky

      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🙅🏽‍♂️🔥💯

    90. ricky chen

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

    91. DREVM

      He instantly ruined the pick by signing Hayward.

      1. Oral Hudson

        Jordan: "Welcome to the team" LaMelo: "Thank you MJ" Jordan: "It became personal"

    92. Michael J

      The 3rd ball brother is Cooper Manning🤦🏾‍♂️

    93. Michael J

      Ninjas Not checking for the Hornets in Charlotte 🤦🏾‍♂️

    94. Clayton Bixby

      Kwahme Brown

    95. Family And Money's Everything

      All of the Ball Brothers will be Hornets 🐝...

    96. Rafath Hweih

      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.

    97. FuZeKyro

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

      1. Moneyonfleek _

        🤣🤣🤣🤣 stop it

    98. josh darius

      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

    99. Arklin Lau

      PapaBALL vs MJ take it personal

    100. Geezee 5six2

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

      1. Geezee 5six2

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

      2. Hebrew Seven

        I bet him and brother doing better than you!