When LaMelo and Lonzo Ball last faced off: ‘Fighting, scrapping, falling on concrete’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Lonzo Ball doesn’t dole out much advice to younger brother LaMelo. No need, really. “Not too (many) things you need to tell a kid like that,” New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo said Thursday. “He’s already been in the spotlight for a long time.” Lonzo’s Pelicans and LaMelo’s Charlotte Hornets play Friday in New Orleans, in a game nationally televised on ESPN. It’s the first time these two have played against each other in a formal game. But what used to happen in two-on-two or three-on-three in the Ball backyard was crazy competitive. “Nobody took it easy,” LaMelo recalled of t…

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