Exactly one day after being one assist shy of a triple-double against his brother, LaMelo Ball came back on the second night of back-to-back games with a chip on his shoulder.
The Charlotte Hornets point guard led the team to a win over the Atlanta Hawks coming off the bench.
Ball, who recorded 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, became the youngest player to record a triple-double, breaking Markelle Fultz's previous mark.
LaMelo (22 PTS, 12 REB & 11 AST) is now the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double 💥 pic.twitter.com/cAuJ1J5yNz— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 10, 2021
'Melo' (19 years and 140 days) went 9-13 from the field, 3-5 from the three-point mark as the Hornets defeated the Hawks 113-105.
This is an astonishing accomplishment, considering when his older brother Lonzo Ball was a rookie with the Los Angeles Lakers, he achieved the same milestone, breaking LeBron James's mark in 2017.
Nov. 11, 2017: Lonzo Ball, as a Lakers rookie, breaks LeBron James‘ record for youngest player in NBA history with triple-double— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 10, 2021
Jan. 9, 2021: LaMelo Ball becomes youngest in league history with triple-double, breaking Markelle Fultz‘ previous mark https://t.co/VgZJPTttVY
"It's just basketball," Ball said. "I'm doing what I love."