Michael Jordan’s tenure as owner of the Charlotte Hornets has been marred by a lot of mediocrity and poor draft picks. That said, everything changed this past season when the organization selected LaMelo Ball with the third pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.
With that one move, brand new life was pumped into the franchise.
Over the past few months there has been a lot of conversation regarding the relationship between Ball and Jordan. In fact, the latter has spoken in extremely blunt terms about the former.
This week, Hornets GM Mitch Kupchak offered an interview during which he explained precisely how Ball and Jordan ultimately interact.
“He was at our game [Saturday] night, but because of the testing requirements, he couldn’t even get down to the locker room and say hello to anybody,” Kupchak told Chris Sheridan of BasketballNews.com.
“But they did talk, and I know Michael gives him tips, and I would guess that when we emerge from this COVID world, Michael will spend time with him on the court, but I don’t know that [for sure.
“Michael lives in Florida; he’s up here quite a bit. He loves to come to practice and watch. He doesn’t interfere with the coaches. He doesn’t know what the coaches are teaching, so he doesn’t want to get on the court and teach something different. But I know he and LaMelo talk and text all the time.”
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Ball has been having a big year both on and off the court.
By any objective measure, Ball is winning at life right now. And if his relationship with Jordan continues to grow and thrive in the way it has up to this point, sky’s the limit for him going forward.