While we’ve become accustomed to Lonzo Ball catching lobs from teammates and posterizing collegiate players while at UCLA, we have yet to see his youngest brother, LaMelo, develop his jumping ability. While measured at 6’2 at the start of last year’s high school season, and even measuring up to 6’4-6’5 this summer according to DraftExpress, LaMelo was not seen having many in-game dunks throughout the AUU and high school circuit.
This summer, there was a viral video of LaMelo dunking in games and throwing windmills at his local 24-Hour Fitness.
It had seemed that LaMelo finally starting hitting his athletic potential. However, Lonzo Ball and Lakers teammate Kyle Kuzma decided to weigh in their opinion.
Kuz and I know the truth about those rims but we ain't gonna play you Dip 😌 That was nasty 👌🏽
— Lonzo Ball (@ZO2_) October 12, 2017
— kuz (@kylekuzma) October 12, 2017
Which brings us to the question, did LaMelo Ball actually get bouncy over the summer? Or has he just been teasing us all along?
A YouTuber, known as HoopsJourney, recently released a video where he measured the rims at the 24 Hour Fitness in Chino Hills, which measured to 10 feet. However, he failed to notice 1 key thing.
As you begin to look, you start to see that the black bars are parallel in the first photo where Hoops Journey measured the rim, which was at 10 ft. The black bars on the rim that LaMelo Ball dunked on, however, are lowered, which brings us to the conclusion that perhaps Lonzo was telling the truth.
Comment who you think is telling the truth. Lonzo or LaMelo?