Lawsy
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LaMelo Ball out four weeks with a foot injury

Ball is out for 4 weeks with a "foot Injury" - was Shane Heal on the money with this- home by Xmas?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can't blame the kid for wanting out he is getting outplayed by euro rejects and NBA failures.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Can't blame the kid for wanting out he is getting outplayed by euro rejects and NBA failures."

Oh dear

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm not surprised. Called this.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Toxic culture in illawarra

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nothing to see here move along people....

Ball has stated on Wollongong radio that he's he for the full season.....Heal might want to get a colonoscopy for all that butthurt.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Heal and homicide just make shit up, you should just ignore anything they say.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ask Brett Brown or Matt Nielsen if they listen to the bleached blonde scumbag.

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KET  
Last year

Bad timing, all those people buying tix to go see him will be disappointed

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Zarraffa Koffee  
Last year

"Ask Brett Brown or Matt Nielsen if they listen to the bleached blonde scumbag"

HaHa, this is the post of the year!

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KET  
Last year

"Ball will rehab his injury in Australia and is expected to make a full recovery and continue to play for the Hawks for the remainder of the season."

Bit of a Simmons sitch?

Commit to something with full intention of bailing on commitment?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ball wont play again.

Those hanging their hat on his comments of playing out the year, what do you honestly expect him/his camp to say

Timed it out for 1 month to cover a nice trip home for xmas/new year and when his home the announcement will come that he isn't coming back

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Anonymous  
Last year

Heal is as important as a white crayon.

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Anonymous  
Last year

You don't need go listen to Shane heal to know what’s happening here. Jesus. It’s over.

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NBL_Scout  
Last year

Seems a great coincidence that this injury had happened at the exact time Ball had reached number 1 on the projected draft boards, no point in him continuing in Australia and potentially jeopardising his number 1 status

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Reality  
Last year

Already on the Jet

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Anonymous  
Last year

He's just taking a break, to allow Illawarra to release him, before he signs with Sydney, under the latest changes to the New Stars program.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I love a good conspiracy theory, but i'm not buying into this one. I don't think its some sort of fake injury to get him home.

I still think he has a lot to prove here. It will look really good for him to rehab here and return and treat the situation like a pro. The old Melo might have left, but i don't think he will now.

He'll rehab here for a few weeks and be back playing for the Hawks after new years.

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Violet Crumble  
Last year

I guess time will tell if this is an injury, or a protect the draft stock now he is hitting #1 on draft board mocks. Wouldn't be the first time, and probably not the dumbest move from his point of view. Avoiding injury to ensure the big pay day is the smart move.

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koberulz  
Last year

Yep, nothing protects draft stock like unspecified long-term injuries.

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Hoopie  
Last year

There was probably some NBA condition which the NBL had to (quietly) sign up to as part of the Next Stars program that draft prospects could be put 'on the injury list' at any time the NBA specified.

It certainly is curious that both Ball and Hampton are injured at the same time.

Time will tell if it’s genuine or just stuffing the NBL and fans around. Basketball has already had one big embarrassment caused by people buying tickets to see particular players, and then being disappointed; the negative backlash if it happens again will swamp the great benefits that the Next stars program has brought in terms of publicity and $$$

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Air Delay  
Last year

LaMelo was at the Snakepit today for like 3 hours watching the U/14 lads play, moonboot & all & even got out there shooting some hoops in the quarter time breaks & happily having photos with every kid (& adult) that approached him. Seems pretty genuine.

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Anonymous  
Last year

you don't fake a foot injury if you care about your draft spot.

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koberulz  
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There was probably some NBA condition which the NBL had to (quietly) sign up to as part of the Next Stars program that draft prospects could be put 'on the injury list' at any time the NBA specified.
Why would the NBA give even a tenth of a fuck about whether or not NBL players are on injury lists?

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koberulz  
Last year

There was probably some NBA condition which the NBL had to (quietly) sign up to as part of the Next Stars program that draft prospects could be put 'on the injury list' at any time the NBA specified.
Why would the NBA give even a tenth of a fuck about whether or not NBL players are on injury lists?

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Malcolm  
Last year

Agreed Koberulz.
You can say that again.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Koberulz, I don't agree with the conspiracy on that one either, but you’d be surprised, the nba always has interest in its future products.

Lamelo is a future face of one of the biggest money making competitions in the world. I wouldn’t put it past the nba to have a quiet line of communication in the form of 'guidance’ to the NBL on something like this. Uncharted territory.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Your all idiots lol

Projected 2020 NBA Number One Draft Pick LaMelo Ball will miss approximately four weeks with a foot injury.

Ball suffered a bruised foot in practice and was prescribed to rest by a specialist, which will likely keep him out of action until January.

The 18-year-old has had a major impact on the team thus far, averaging 17 points, 7.5 rebounds and 6.8 assists in 31 minutes per game, dramatically improving his draft stock in the process.

Ball will rehab his injury in Australia and is expected to make a full recovery and continue to play for the Hawks for the remainder of the season.

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Brunson  
Last year

"Your all idiots lol"

* You're

Perhaps get it right before calling others idiots

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Yinka Dare  
Last year

Needs to shoot better than 37% in the nba. Not many players last long shooting this low from the field. If he can get this up and add a few kilos he should be fine

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Anonymous  
Last year

He'll be dunking it in the nba like Simmons, no zone or key clogging defence there. He’s going to be a superstar.

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Reality  
Last year

Ball will rehab in Australia so he can keep getting paid by the Hawks, the hawks won't make finals so rehab will take until late January with no on court action before the end of the season unless his draft stock drops.

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I don't know if that field goal percentage matters as far as maintaining an NBA career - Jason Kidd, Ricky Rubio, even Lonzo, all rubbish shooters sub-.400 but still carved out a niche.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Holding out got Dante Exum and his broke ass jumper to #5. A bit of mystery goes a long way.

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Anonymous  
Last year

yeah I suppose Jason Kidd carved out a little niche for himself as a 10 x all star, 9 x all-defence, 5 x assist leader

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Anonymous  
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Corey "Homicide" Williams Twitter
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Dec 14
Australian Hoops have never seen nothing like this!! Could
@MELOD1P
be the MIchael Jackson of Basketball #Nbl20 #SeeIncredible
(Video attached)

A video of Lamelo's car being chased by a large group of young fans in a Melbourne street.
It’s good to see so many young Australians are learning about the NBL through Lamelo and Rj.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"A video of Lamelo's car being chased by a large group of young fans in a Melbourne street."

Either that, or they were going to beat him up and steal his shoes.

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