Potential No 1 overall pick in these years NBA draft, Lamelo Ball has reportedly purchased his Australian basketball team. The young Ball has been playing in oversea for some time now after skipping college to go pro in Europe.
Lamelo ball is playing well in Europe that has earned him the spot to be the potential No 1 pick in the upcoming draft and it seems the youngster has fallen in love with the club, he is willing to purchase the club during a financial crisis.
According to the report, the deal is not yet done but it is likely to be concluded in the near future his agent, Jackson confirmed.
“Melo loves the Illawarra fans,” Jackson told ESPN. “He loves that community. They opened their arms to him. They made us feel like we are at home. When we started hearing about the issues they were going through, we talked about it and decided, ‘Let’s own the team.’
“He is going to be locked into his NBA career, but we are going to hire the right people to oversee everything. He wants to create the best basketball program possible for that community there,” Jackson said.
“When high school kids hear LaMelo owns the team, they will want to come. They’ll know they will be taken care of. We’re going to put the organization on steroids, building it into a program that guys want to play for. I’m in touch with several former NBA GMs that want to go there to help out and high-level coaches that won every championship you can imagine.”