LaMelo Ball trolls big brother Lonzo for missed dunk

The youngest Ball brother was first-in-line with the insults, but as has been the case all season, teammates Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart get their jabs in.

Kahron Spearman

Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball missed a clear breakaway transition dunk during his team's 127-113 throttling of the visiting injury-plagued Cleveland Cavaliers. He did hustle immediately after the miss, ending up jumping into the stands.

But, of course, his brother LaMelo Ball and teammate Kyle Kuzma weren't going to let him slide with a dunk miss so high on the egregious meter.

The youngest Ball commented on Twitter, accented with the crying laughing and skull emojis: "We missing dunks now?"

I've missed dunks, but they're on people. He was wide open. Bad. I let him know that. I let him know about his whole game today. He needs to pick it up.

Kyle Kuzma
Forward, Los Angeles Lakers

Even fellow rookie Josh Hart got in on it, via Twitter, saying: "Well looks like Im the rookie on the team that hasnt missed a dunk."

Lonzo Ball, though, really needed that dunk - to improve his awful shooting percentage. Though they won, he was only 2-for-11 for five points against the Cavs but did finish with seven assists.

The future is bright for the Lakers first-year trio, who have been playfully trolling on another all season long, showcasing the young team's enjoyment of each other and overall team camaraderie.  


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