LaMelo Ball broke into the NBA unconventionally, but is already making a name for himself.
The 19-year-old rookie sensation became the youngest player to record a triple-double in league history with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists on Saturday night. He led the Charlotte Hornets to a third straight victory with a 113-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks.
Ball’s memorable night came 24 hours after he was one assist shy of making history against his brother, Lonzo, and the New Orleans Pelicans, finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists in a first-ever Ball in the Family event.
“I live my life and I know what I’m capable of, so stuff like doesn’t move me like that,” Ball said. “I know that’s supposed to happen.”
Ball replaced Markelle Fultz as the youngest NBA player to record a triple-double by 177 days. The former No. 1 overall pick for the Philadelphia 76ers achieved the feat with 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds against the Milwaukee Bucks in a season finale game on April 12, 2018.
The Hornets return home to face the New York Knicks on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. ET (TV: MSG/Radio: WFNZ).