LaMelo Ball couldn’t hide his smile after learning that he was the replacement of Kevin Durant in the upcoming NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland.
The nod to suit up in the ASG was also historic for Ball as he became the fourth-youngest to play in an ASG. The first since LeBron James in 2005.
The late great Kobe Bryant remains the youngest-ever at 19 years old and 160 days, followed by James at 20 years and 52 years, Magic Johnson at 20 years and 173 days, and Ball at 20 years and 182 days.
Meanwhile, Dejounte Murray was also called up in place of the injured Draymond Green. Hence, the changes made Jayson Tatum now an All-Star starter.
Despite KD missing the ASG, he will still be the Team Captain and will continue the draft along with fellow captain LeBron James on February 10th.