The Charlotte Hornets fan base was on the edge of their seats anticipating getting the next big thing out of the draft. Luckily with the 3rd overall pick in the NBA Draft Lamelo Ball was available and found a new home right here in Charlotte. Going through all of the Ball families’ accomplishments and accolades, one interesting fact came up. Lavar Ball played some football back in his day. Guess for who? The Carolina Panthers!
Lavar spent a short period of time on the practice squad of the New York Jets & the Carolina Panthers. Papa Ball began his football career at Long Beach City College before making a transition to basketball. In 1994 Ball made got his biggest break signing to the New York Jets as a Defensive End.
Following two shorts years on the practice squad, he was signed to the Carolina Panthers.
Crazy how life comes full circle right?