The Charlotte Hornets begin their season hoping to shift their focus to their NBA games. However, with the recent arrest of James Bouknight, fans couldn’t help but voice their opinions on the franchise.
Bouknight was arrested after being found unconscious in his car with a firearm. He was arrested for being unfit to drive.
The fans shared their opinion on what is currently happening with the team. After Bleacher Report tweeted about Bouknight’s arrest, fans reacted.
The Hornets are not considered a major threat in the Eastern Conference.
Over the past season, fans have seen how well the team has worked with the incremental development of LaMelo Ball. During the offseason, however, the Hornets took over the headlines for a variety of reasons. Over the summer, Miles Bridges was arrested on domestic violence charges. The front office decided to let him go and not offer him a new contract.
Another former Hornets player was also arrested. Montrezl Harrell was arrested for drug trafficking after authorities found three pounds of marijuana in his possession. His felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor in late August. The charges can be cleared in a year if he avoids other legal troubles. The Hornets decided not to pursue him and he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Will recent events with the Charlotte Hornets affect LaMelo Ball’s future?
LaMelo Ball is one of the brightest young stars in the NBA right now. When the Charlotte Hornets drafted him with the third pick in 2020, they hit the jackpot. In just two seasons, Ball has grown into an All-Star and the Hornets’ franchise leader.
But will the recent arrests of his current and former teammates affect his career?
Professional players sometimes suffer the consequences of off-pitch incidents.
Take Miles Bridges for example. Last season he was in the top five in the race for the Most Improved Player award. He had a gigantic leap in production. From an average of 12.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists in the 2020-21 season to 20.2 ppg, 7.0 rpg and 3.8 assists last season. However, due to his domestic violence charges, he failed to win teams who signed him in the summer.
These cases could affect Ball’s career choices. Not because he could follow a similar path, but he won’t have support when his best teammates are constantly in trouble.
Last season, Bridges was the best teammate to have the ball. His massive improvements caused the team to gain media attention. However, his failure to stay out of trouble has left Ball without a reliable star with him.
The Charlotte Hornets are optimistic about building a team around LaMelo Ball, but they need players to avoid legal troubles.
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