LaMelo Ball Reveals What Could Keep Him Charlotte

LaMelo Ball has one thing on his mind when speaking on his future with the Charlotte Hornets.

BYTyler Reed
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LaMelo Ball has rejuvenated the Charlotte Hornets fan base. The third-year star has given hope to a franchise desperate to see a winner. The Hornets have often been an afterthought to NBA fans. Because when it comes to post-season play, the Hornets haven't been anywhere near the discussion. The 2022-23 season was another failure for the franchise. Including a roster depleted by injuries. An issue that Ball had to deal with. When discussing his playing future, Ball was honest about what he is looking for.

“The main thing is winning. Life is better when you win, so pretty much the main thing is definitely winning.” Ball's response to the media was short and simple. Winning can cure a lot of frustrations within an organization. But the Hornets are a franchise that has yet to figure out the right combination on finding a winner. However, the pieces are in Charlotte to see the team make a successful run. But it won't be that way for long. Especially if Ball doesn't see the franchise doing its part.

LaMelo Ball Is Looking To Win

LaMelo Ball #1 of the Charlotte Hornets during their game against the Miami Heat at Spectrum Center on February 25, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

The Hornets greatest achievement in the Ball has been making the play-in tournament on two occasions. In both instances, the team was embarrassed by the Pacers and Wizards. Ball is looking to become a winner. However, his health is a major issue as well. In his three seasons in the league, Ball is competing in over 60 games in just one season. Rest could be very important for the Charlotte star. But being in the playoff discussion is just as important. The franchise can become a winner. Although the roster will need a few tweaks before becoming a threat.

LaMelo Ball made his answer as clear as he could. Winning is the most important thing when it comes to sports. Nobody wants to be a part of an organization that has no intentions of becoming great. Both the franchise and Ball will have a lot to discuss this off-season. Is there a possibility that LaMelo Ball could be in another uniform next season? What steps should the Hornets take in creating an Eastern Conference threat? Please give us your opinions in the comment section. For the latest NBA news, keep it right here with HNHH.


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Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.