LaMelo Ball’s Father Drops Worrying Chicago Bulls News For Michael Jordan

Published 11/30/2021, 12:30 PM EST
FILE – In this Feb. 12, 2019, file photo, Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan speaks to the media about hosting the NBA All-Star basketball game during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. Jordan spoke to his Hornets players recently via video conference call about what it takes to be a champion, emphasizing the need for accountability, even if it means making teammates comfortable (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)


Michael Jordan is one of the most influential and powerful figures in the basketball world. The Chicago Bulls legend accomplished numerous personal records and led his franchise to immense success. Alongside his career, he also signed brand endorsements and began various business ventures. Jordan currently owns the Charlotte Hornets which competes in the NBA.

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Recently, LaVar Ball commented on an essential key player at Jordan’s Hornets. LaVar Ball has three sons, Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo Ball. The Hornets consider LaMelo as their talisman, who joined the franchise in 2020. LiAngelo, on the other hand, plays in the NBA G-League as a shooting guard for the Greensboro Swarm, which is an affiliate of the Hornets.

LaVar recently visited Chicago city to promote his Big Baller Brand, an apparel line that features all three of his basketball-playing sons. During the promotion event, LaVar claimed he planned to unite all his sons at the Bulls. Lonzo plays as a point guard for the Bulls – Jordan played for the Bulls between 1984 to 1993.

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CHARLOTTE, NC – NOVEMBER 5: NBA Legend and Charlotte Hornets Owner, Michael Jordan looks on during a game between the Indiana Pacers and the Charlotte Hornets on November 5, 2019 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

LaVar revealed he had spoken to Bulls’ executive vice president of basketball operations. He had reportedly persuaded the Bulls executive to “get all three of” his sons together at the same franchise. LaVar insisted that “By themselves, they are good. But together, they’re great.”

Jordan’s Hornets drafted LaMelo as the first overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft. Jordan acquired the Hornets on March 17, 2010. His increased ownership stake in the Hornets also helped him become a billionaire.

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Michael Jordan-owned Hornets face defeat against the Bulls

The Chicago Bulls defeated the Jordan owned Charlotte Hornets at the United Center arena. The much-awaited game witnessed the NBA’s Ball brother duo, Lonzo and LaMelo face each other. A final score of 133-119 meant the Hornets left Chicago empty-handed as the Bulls improve their record to 14-8 for the season.

Nov 29, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (left) defends Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the first half at United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Terry Rozier led the Hornets scoring 31 points while LaMelo scored 18 points. Nikola Vucevic scored 30 points with Lonzo Ball scoring 16 points for the Bulls. The brothers have faced each other three times in the NBA, with Lonzo winning twice. The Hornets face the Milwaukee Bucks next while the Bulls will face the New York Knicks.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the 'Greek Freak'.

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