This past weekend LaMelo Ball, the youngest brother of Lonzo Ball, tried to throw down a thunderous one-handed dunk in an AAU game, and well, he missed.

He missed by a lot, and the internet relentlessly mocked the 15-year-old for that missed dunk.

RT if you can’t dunk @MELOD1P

— Overtime (@overtime) July 16, 2017

When LaMelo believes what his dad tells him

— NBA Buckets (@NBA_Buckets) July 16, 2017

“Rims are at 10 feet now? Since when??” – LaMelo Ball

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) July 16, 2017

You get the idea.

But perhaps the dunk attempt wasn’t as ill-advised as the internet seems to think. Sure, LaMelo jumped early, but he can dunk. He’s dunked in AAU games. He’s dunked in warmups. He’s thrown down a 360 dunk off a self alley-oop.

Yet, thanks in part to the scrutiny his father has brought on himself and his basketball-playing sons, you won’t see the internet give those moments the same attention as it did to LaMelo’s miss. Fans would rather mock a 15-year-old for missing a dunk and ignore that he dunked multiple times in he past month. Sadly that’s …read more

Source:: For The Win

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