LaMelo Ball’s 14 Karat Gold and Diamonds Teeth: How Much Do They Cost?

Published 10/25/2021, 3:30 PM EDT
Sep 27, 2021; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) poses for photos during Media Day at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports


When LaMelo Ball came into the NBA, he was already making headlines for many reasons. Some of them were good, and some bad, but that did not change the way he played during his debut season. Winning Rookie of the Year is enough proof that this young man is headed towards a very successful career. Not just as an NBA player, but also as a fashion icon.

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That’s right, the Ball family might be hated by some and loved by some, but they are definitely not a group of people anyone can ignore. There was some skepticism around LaMelo’s future in the league, since he took the more unlikely route for it. However, it is safe to say that he has erased any of those doubts.

On top of that, he has become a trendsetter in the NBA. His fashion sense has truly taken everyone by surprise, but it was something we all should have noticed as soon as he came into the league. The signs were all there, right after he was the third overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets.

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Oct 24, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (2) looks to drive past Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) in the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

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LaMelo Ball and his 14K Gold and Diamond Grills

Shortly after being drafted, Melo went ahead and purchased expensive new teeth for himself. As per TMZ, “The finished product is a pair of 14k white gold chompers (8 top teeth, 8 bottoms) with VVS diamonds in a honeycomb set.” 

AP, the Jeweler, posted a picture of Melo sporting the new grills on his Instagram, and then it went all viral. This VVS Gold and Diamond Grills with 14 Karat Gold and a honeycomb set, cost Melo between $30,000-$40,000. What a lavish way to celebrate, isn’t it?

And if anyone is wondering, these are permanent. They are customized grills, stylized to fit Melo’s teeth specifically. They can be removed at any point he wants. There are many other NBA players and celebrities that don these customized grills. Now that LaMelo is being labeled as a fashion icon in the league, these seemed like a must.

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The Charlotte Hornets are making the most of their superstar as well. They have made a great start into the new season, winning all three of their games and holding second place in the East. If LaMelo keeps himself healthy, unlike last season, this could be a difference-maker for the franchise.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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