Patriots QB Cam Newton is unfortunately in business with the Ball family.
If there’s one family on this planet you want to get involved with financially, it’s the Ball family of NBA semi-fame. Patriots QB Cam Newton is simply exhibiting strong decision-making here.
Yes, according to reports, Newton has handed over the keys to his Charlotte, NC condo to LaMelo Ball, the No. 3 overall pick of the Hornets and the youngest child of the NBA’s first family.
Sorry, that’s *loudest* family. Misread that.
On the market since July, the total purchase price came to just under $3 million.
No word yet on whether patriarch LaVar Ball paid in cash or check, but if it’s the latter, Newton had better be careful. That thing might have more bounce than Lonzo.
Hey, at least this isn’t a Tom Brady-Antonio Brown scenario. We’d rather Newton have vacated the home first as opposed to asking Ball to be his roommate.
That’s what we call a one-way ticket to reality show hell.
Ball actually debuted in a Hornets uniform on Saturday night in an attempt to take the mantle of Charlotte’s Best Athlete from Newton himself, and it went decently. The kid pulled down 10 rebounds and showed off some nifty passing, but much like the Patriots’ 2020 season, there was just…something missing.
The youngster did not score a single point in the affair.
It’s a nice spot, though, and hopefully Ball doesn’t mess with any of the furniture by practicing a risky elbow pass indoors.
Just a word of advice for Newton, though — if they over you a stake in “Ball in the Family” or a chance to appear in an episode of the streaming series, just say no.
We wish Newton hadn’t gotten entangled with the ultimate distraction, even in a brief and clean monetary transaction, but that’s not our decision to make.