Scott Fowler: The inside story of the 'SNL' sketch about Charlotte and LaMelo Ball that went viral

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The uproarious “Saturday Night Live” sketch that skewered Charlotte, Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball and his proud papa LaVar Ball Saturday night went from conception to performance in 36 hours. It also left a hilarious line about LaMelo Ball and Cracker Barrel on the cutting-room floor — but don’t worry, we’ve resurrected it at the bottom of this story. The SNL sketch everyone in Charlotte has been talking about was co-written by UNC graduate Bryan Tucker, a senior writer for the NBC comedy staple. He explained Monday in our interview how it was created, and also why it included …

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