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LaMelo Ball wants Malik Monk’s jersey number

Malik Monk is excited to pick back up where he left off on the basketball court prior to his drug suspension from the NBA weeks before the pandemic shut down the league. Monk made the necessary changes in his life during the downtime and he is in a great place going into his fourth NBA season, a year in which he will be playing for a contract extension in Charlotte.

However, Monk’s new teammate, No. 3 draft pick LaMelo Ball, wants Monk’s jersey number before they head into preseason camp together. LaMelo wore Monk’s No. 1 jersey in high school and in Australia, and has the digit tattooed on his chest, so he hopes Monk will change numbers so he can wear No. 1 in his rookie season.

Big brother Lonzo Ball even tweeted at Monk when LaMelo was introduced to Charlotte with the No. 2 jersey on Friday.

Some thoughts here.

— Dumb tattoo. Let’s get that one out of the way. He called his shot and missed. Must run in the family.

— Anthony Edwards was the No. 1 pick. LaMelo should ask Terry Rozier for his No. 3 Hornets jersey.

— If De’Aaron Fox is Lonzo Ball’s dad, does that make Malik Monk his uncle?

— Malik Monk is a dog. It’s hard to imagine he will give up his number to a rookie (not even a great one), especially in his contract year.

— Write a check if you’re serious, LaMelo.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

16 Comments for LaMelo Ball wants Malik Monk’s jersey number



  1. Bluenblood
    5:37 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    What a Fn Dikk. Dont give it to him Malik !!!!!! soooo tired of the Baller fruitcakes. Come on MJ dont let this happen….unless you’re trading Monk



  2. Wildfelinebeeline
    5:46 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    He gonna be a big baller some day, lol!



  3. Cats4lyfe
    5:51 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Tell him to want in one hand and sh*t in the other.



  4. mashman 93
    5:55 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Don’t do it Malik!!!!!



  5. UKiyaoyas
    6:16 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    The Balls are the Kardashians of the NBA. You don’t know how they got there and you can’t see why anyone likes them.



  6. bramstoker
    6:26 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Definitely lame to ask him to give up his number.



  7. U22JBK
    6:52 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Sell it. Take da cheddar.



  8. TonyMontana
    7:08 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    This is common. He can buy it from Malik. Malik better not just give it up for nothing. Who knows maybe Malik does want 5. But, if Malik wants to keep it… that’s his right!



  9. Wade
    7:12 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Sell it or motivate him and say if you put up more numbers it’s yours.



  10. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    7:34 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Monk should tell him if you want the #1 jersey admit your dad is a piece of sh!+.



  11. UKFanSC
    7:35 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    The temerity of this over-rated buffoon. He should be told to go f:$k himself, and the kangaroo he rode in on. Brat.



    • Ryan Lemonds Toupee
      11:25 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

      U had me at KANGAROO



  12. UKinIN
    10:54 pm November 20, 2020 Permalink

    I continue to be shocked by the hatred unleashed in the comments. Players get attached to numbers. Monk has the number it’s his call. I don’t like any of the Balls but it’s not a crime to ask a player for his number.



  13. 2015betterthan1996
    12:39 am November 21, 2020 Permalink

    I say they play a game of 1 on 1 for the number. And stream it live.



  14. CahillsCrossingNT
    6:47 am November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Charlotte is a dumpster fire. Every basketball franchise they’ve had there has been. Jordan has repeatedly proven he can’t run a team.



    • UKFanSC
      8:20 am November 21, 2020 Permalink

      Agreed…..Charlotte is where Kentucky careers go to die