Latest LaMelo Ball News

Osaka returns to spotlight on red carpet at The ESPYS

Jul. 10, 2021 23:49 PM EDT

Naomi Osaka returned to the spotlight for the first time since withdrawing from the French Open in May and skipping Wimbledon, posing on the red carpet at The ESPYS on Saturday night. The world’s highest-paid female athlete faced a slew of photographers in New York,...

Hornets' LaMelo Ball selected NBA Rookie of the Year

Jun. 16, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball thought he would become NBA Rookie of the Year long before he joined the league. That belief became a reality Wednesday night as Ball’s versatility as a passer, scorer and rebounder earned the Charlotte Hornets point guard the honor...

New York's Tom Thibodeau picked as NBA's coach of the year

Jun. 07, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau got the New York Knicks back to the playoffs, guiding the team to its second-best record in 20 years. And in the eyes of the voters, that coaching job was the best in the NBA. Thibodeau was revealed Monday as the...

AP source: Hornets pick up option on Borrego's contract

May. 26, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have picked up the team option on coach James Borrego’s contract for next season, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets...

Jokic, Embiid, Curry announced as NBA MVP finalists

May. 20, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

Denver’s Nikola Jokic finished ninth in the MVP voting last season. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Golden State’s Stephen Curry didn’t get listed on a single ballot a year ago. A year later, one of them will walk away with the NBA’s highest individual prize. ...

Borrego hopes tough finish drives Hornets to take next step

May. 19, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While the Charlotte Hornets found a player to build around in point guard LaMelo Ball and made significant strides this season, coach James Borrego knows there’s plenty of work to do before his young team is ready to compete with the NBA’s elite. ...

Sabonis leads Pacers past Hornets 144-117 in play-in round

May. 19, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Domantas Sabonis delivered. He found open teammates, cleaned up the glass and played solid defense. The combination helped keep Indiana's playoff hopes alive — for at least two more nights. Sabonis had 14 points, 21 rebounds...

Wiz to face Celtics after beating Hornets for 8th in East

May. 16, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't until about 30 minutes before tipoff that Bradley Beal told coach Scott Brooks he could play for the Washington Wizards in their regular-season finale. And it wasn't until the second half Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets that Beal really...

George scores 20, Clippers roll past slumping Hornets 113-90

May. 13, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Paul George had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Reggie Jackson added 19 points off the bench on five 3-pointers and the Los Angeles Clippers handed the slumping Charlotte Hornets their fourth loss in the last five games, 113-90 on Thursday night. Kawhi...

Nuggets beat Hornets, secure home-court advantage in Round 1

May. 11, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets will have home-court advantage for at least one playoff series. The Charlotte Hornets have a chance to play their way into the postseason. Michael Porter Jr. and Nikola Jokic each scored 30 points, and the...