LaMelo Ball’s first night as an NBA player did not go as planned.
The rookie point guard went scoreless in his debut for the Charlotte Hornets and the team lost to the Cleveland Cavs, 121-114. Ball played 16 minutes off the bench, missed all five of his shot attempts and only dished out 3 assists and committed 3 turnovers.
On top of that, during his zoom interview after the game, the feed was somehow hacked.
According to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, hackers “disrupted the interview with computer-generated coughing noises, high-pitched Spanish gibberish, video-game noises, and something that could best be described as sounding like a cross between a vacuum cleaner and a bass beat from a techno track.”
Here is his on Zoom right before it happened:
Ball was asked about his debut before three interferences from the hackers delayed his answer.
“Disappointed because we didn’t win. … I don’t really have emotions on the basketball court or anything like that. Just was having an off night and defense was lacking,” he said.