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Earlier this year

LaMelo now in the All Star Game

"Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball and San Antonio Spurs guard Dejounte Murray have been named to the NBA All-Star game as injury replacements for Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green."

Recognition for his steady improvement, or just a quirk of the voting system? I don't care - good on him, and I hope he gets the chance to show his stuff in the ASG. And a bit more publicity for the NBL won’t hurt, either.

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Craig  
Earlier this year

Having a great season and is deserving, 20/7/7 are nice numbers and he has the Hornets with a winning record (something we cant say about LeBron and the Lakers). Good on him.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

An NBL player drafted high and an All Star in sophomore year?

That is incredible.

Good on him, I'll admit, I thought his shooting and shot selection was going to be his limit.

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ME (he/kangaroo)  
Earlier this year

No matter how you cut it, it's an incredible achievement for him personally and for the NBL by extension.

Let's remember when we signed LaMelo Ball it was seen as a gimmick. Most people didn't rate him a lottery pick, and many thought he was just a streetballer.

And now he is an NBA All Star.

It's a great story for the league and for LaMelo, and it's a trajectory I could imagine Josh Giddey taking.

But while we talk about what the league may have helped foster in LaMelo it's also important to note the kids who came here and had their dreams crushed.

For every LaMelo, there are two Terry Armstrongs.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Pretty sure there was only Terry Armstrong. /jk

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Great news for LaMelo and the NBL too. I must admit I was one of those who was skeptical of him ever being a very good player in the NBA and here he is Year 2 being an All-Star.

Well done to him and another thing not that I follow the NBA much anymore but I've never heard of him getting into trouble or acting up in anyway I kind of wish in a way he was an Aussie rather than Ben Simmons.

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Isaac  
Earlier this year

Gets stats, gets results and is pretty entertaining along the way - constant highlights. He's far exceeded expectations.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I believe Terry Armstrong went to the wrong team his rookie season, should've went to Cairns that year tbh

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Cram  
Earlier this year

LaMelo is also made to be in an all star game. Well done to him

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Terry Armstrong not looking completely horrible in Slovenia to be honest (below NBL standard). Cairns might have been a better spot, but I thought Tassie would be perfect for the Russian kid also

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