LaMelo Ball has the internet on fire right about now. In California, the Chino Hills High School sophomore basketball standout turned into a real-life version of NBA Jam's flamethrower, scoring an absolutely ridiculous 92 points — yes, ninety-two — to lead his squad to a 146-123 win over Los Osos High School on Tuesday night.
His family is something of a social-media sensation already, with Lonzo Ball a freshman on the same UCLA hoops squad, which LaMelo is committed to attend, and LiAngelo Ball a teammate of LaMelo's on Chino Hills.
LaMelo had hopped onto hoop fans' radars last December, when he pointed to the halfcourt line and swished in a three-pointer, but this 92-point performance is sure to put his popularity into another stratosphere.
Here's the footage from the game and the hysteria it caused on social media.
Swish! Game of a lifetime.
We had the same look on our faces watching this version of NBA Jam in real life.
Men lie, women lie, numbers don't.
Now, just imagine what he'll do at 25. Wait for it ...
Real tears over "doing the worm."
Ha! Real talk.
When a real-life feat is greater than what's even capable on a video game that you mastered, you know your future is bright.
Wow. That's one way to downplay scoring 92 points.
(Photo: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)