LaMelo Ball—a high school basketball phenom who committed to play for UCLA at the age of 13 and is still just a sophomore at Chino Hills High School in California—demonstrated the impressive lack of f*cks he has when it comes to shot selection during a recent game when he pulled up for a half-court shot in the middle of a contest after casually telling the guy that was guarding him that he was going to do it.
Back in the day—which is to say, the 1990s—something like this would have been a story that people would have told and passed down from generation to generation to illustrate the insane things a player like Ball did before he eventually turned pro. But thanks to the internet, this went viral in about 24 hours, complete with multiple usages of tears of joy and flame emojis, and showed the potential Ball has to be a promising college and pro player.
This is not the first time that the high school sophomore has demonstrated his absurd range, either. Here's a similar shot that he took earlier this season:
Ball comes from a family of ballers. His oldest brother Lonzo is currently a freshman at UCLA and was the Naismith Prep Player of the Year in 2015-16 as a high school senior, and his other brother LiAngelo, who is also committed to attend UCLA, actually outdid LaMelo by dropping 65 points—seven shy of his season high—during the same game that he hit his amazing half-court shot. Wow.