Basketball World Reacts To LaMelo Ball’s NBL Illawarra Signing

Basketball World Reacts To LaMelo Ball’s NBL Illawarra Signing

In case you’ve been living under a rock and missed the news, global teen sensation LaMelo Ball has signed with the Illawarra Hawks under the NBL’s Next Stars program.

As expected, the news attracted worldwide attention and drew reactions from all corners of the basketball globe. Here is a snapshot of some of the best reactions from Ball’s signing with the Hawks.

Barack Obama follows the Illawarra Hawks on Twitter

LaMelo Ball shares the Hawks love

Fellow NBL Next Star signing RJ Hampton approves of Ball’s decision 

ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony showcases Ball’s global reach

Adelaide 36ers signing Deshon Taylor seems excited to see Ball on the #NBL20 court

The voice of the NBA and NBL ‘Top 10’ has already begun crafting nicknames for Ball x Illawarra

Ball made his announcement on ESPN’s The Jump

Bleacher Report was one of the many mega media outlets to report on Ball’s signing in the NBL 

LaMelo’s dad, LaVar Ball, didn’t hide his confidence in his son, declaring he will be the number one pick in next year’s NBA draft (this was on ESPN’s First Take before LaMelo announced his decision)

The Athletic’s draft expert Sam Vecenie shared his thoughts on how the Ball signing impacts his draft stock

Brisbane Lions defender Harris Andrews is looking forward to watching Ball take on the Bullets

Highlights account Overtime thinks Ball will enjoy the Australian culture

NBL commentator Liam Santamaria Tweeted what everyone is thinking, as #NBL20 is set to be the biggest season yet

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