LaVar Ball has said his son, LaMelo, has what it takes to win NBA’s MVP award this season. “Do I think he can win it? No. I know he can win it!” the Big Baller Brand head honcho told TMZ.
A potential win would make LaMelo the youngest player in basketball’s history to win the prestigious award. The 20-year-old has already had an impressive showing so far in NBA.
He bagged the 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year award, made it to the All-Rookie First Team and went on to become the youngest player in Hornets franchise history to score 30 points in a game.
Despite his impressive performance that includes averaging 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, LaMelo faces tough competition from the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry.
While the elder Ball is certain LaMelo would win the award, he says the Hornets player has got to do something first. “Here it is … they’re not gonna give Melo the MVP unless he makes it to the Finals,” LaVar said at Cool Kicks L.A.
“Then you gonna make MVP.” “You know why? The NBA — what do you need? You need the next superstar, and you know who he is?! My boy! And, I got a bunch of ’em!”
If Melo wins the award, he would become the youngest MVP in NBA – surpassing Derrick Rose who at the age of 22 became the youngest player to receive the prestigious award.
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