LaMelo Ball recreated this iconic lob pass from Jamal Crawford and Blake Griffin and NBA fans absolutely lost it
LaMelo Ball is absolutely one of the most creative minds you’ll ever see touch a basketball court.
Half the stuff he does, it just feels like he’s freestyling it. The passes, the shots, the dribble moves. It’s all just so incredibly fun all the time. But on Friday against the Orlando Magic he went deep into his bag to wow fans. Ball put on an absolute show.
He got the ball on a fastbreak with Miles Bridges trailing behind him on the play. All of a sudden he leaps up, brings the ball through his legs and lofts it up for Bridges to slam home.
It was absolutely incredible.
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) January 15, 2022
If this looks familiar to you, it should. This is the very same sort of pass Jamal Crawford threw to Blake Griffin years ago during their Clippers’ days.
Jamal Crawford and Blake Griffin pic.twitter.com/Ofm4ErEw1f
— Review NBA (@reeviewnba) July 10, 2019
No idea if Ball intentionally did this but it’s pretty incredible either way.