LaMelo Ball is one of the best young players in the entire NBA right now. Ever since he came into the league, he has been exciting to watch. Overall, he is a player who could certainly make the Charlotte Hornets a top-tier team. However, the roster around him needs to get infinitely better. Moreover, Melo has to mature just a bit before he truly becomes a great player. It's clear that the Hornets are a team that needs work, but that is just par for the course when you have a young core.
When you are a young player like LaMelo, you are definitely going to make a few mistakes along the way. This doesn't just apply to the basketball court. When you are young and rich, sometimes, being reckless is second nature. Overall, you feel as though you are on top of the world and invincible. Consequently, you do things that you probably shouldn't be doing. For LaMelo, his current vice seems to be driving as if the rules of the road do not apply to him.
LaMelo Running Lights
In the video up above, you can see numerous clips of LaMelo ripping out of the Hornets' parking lot. Every single time he leaves the arena, he cuts off oncoming traffic before running the red light. Although he didn't hit anyone in these clips, he certainly came close to doing so. Moreover, by running these lights and driving so fast, he is a danger to both drivers and pedestrians. In the Twitter reactions below, you can see that people were not happy with Melo, and are hoping for him to be better.
"If you ever want to know why driving is so dangerous in the US, all you have to do is watch a video of the craziest illegal driving you’ve ever seen, and there will always be at least 1 commenter defending it," one person wrote. "Dumb ass. And uptown Charlotte is already dangerous as is with the stupid North Carolina drivers smh," said another. Hopefully, LaMelo uses these comments as a wake-up call of sorts. Let us know what you think about all of this, down below.