LaMelo Ball Credits Pops LaVar For This Specific NBA Skill

LaMelo Ball sat down with NBA insider Shams Charania, and was quick to give credit to his often-outspoken dad LaVar Ball for honing his basketball skills. 

In particular, when Charania brought up the subject of LeMelo's ability to be as effective with his left hand as he is with his right, he said 'pops' had a specific training method:  

"Me and my middle brother, (LiAngelo), we were both born left-handed. And then our pops changed us,” explained LaMelo. “When we eat at the table, (oldest brother) Lonzo and my pops are right-handed so me and 'Gelo was hitting them (with our elbows). So he changed all of us — so we're all 'right'(-handed)... But I can (also) go back to left now."

An incredible "training drill" at the dinner table that served up some big-time dividends on the basketball court. 

LaMelo said it was in middle school when he noticed the difference in his game. "I noticed a lot of people couldn't go left and right, and I was like, I kinda feel the same going both."

Even LiAngelo, who hasn't made it all the way to the NBA just yet, has ambidextrous skills; he's currently shooting 62% from the field, and over 53% from three in the G League. 

There's a lesson in there for aspiring basketball players: switch up that cutlery delivery at the table for some spillover to the court.