At the 2021 ESPY awards on Saturday night, LaMelo Ball was named the Best Breakthrough Athlete of the year. Nominated alongside NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Justin Herbert, NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year Chase Young and WNBA Rookie of the Year Crystal Dangerfield, the NBA Rookie of the Year Ball took home the crown.
The award show took place The Rooftop at Pier 17 at the Seaport in New York City. With Mother Nature not cooperating, rain poured from the skies during at least Ball’s part of the ceremony. Whether it was the rain or Ball’s typically brief nature when speaking, his acceptance speech was….