It was a wild scene late Wednesday in Las Vegas, as LaMelo Ball’s AAU team, Big Ballers, faced off against Zion Williamson’s SC Supreme squad.
Obviously interest was extraordinarily high; ballislife.com had 822,000 viewers on its online stream.
Williamson is a star in the class of 2018 and considered one of the top prep dunkers in recent memory. LaMelo, and his family, have been in the spotlight for quite a while.
The arena was so chaotic, in fact, that even LeBron James was told to stay away, according to Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com.
“Nobody else is getting in,” an Adidas official told a crowd waiting to get in about 45 minutes before tipoff. “If you’re not a college coach or with Adidas or with the NCAA, please leave. It’s time to go.”
Here’s the scene before the game, starting with a prediction from LaVar Ball via itsOvertime.com.
The game did, in fact, go on, with Williamson’s SC Supreme squad winning 104-92.
LaMelo finished with 35 points, 10 assists and 6 boards, while Williamson had 32 points and 12 rebounds.