Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball has snagged a place to stay in Charlotte, NC.The heavily hyped hoopster has moved into a co
Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball has snagged a place to stay in Charlotte, NC.
The heavily hyped hoopster has moved into a condo owned by Cam Newton, the New England Patriots quarterback, according to Triangle Business Journal.
A report on social media seemed to fuel the headlines.
Cam Newton put his Charlotte digs on the market in July and now there’s a new tenant – LaMelo Ball.
— Sheena Quick (@Sheena_Marie3) December 12, 2020
Newton bought the unit for $1.6 million in 2012, about a year into his tenure with the Carolina Panthers.
With his career in Charlotte coming to a close, Newton first placed his unit on the market in 2019 for $3.2 million. After signing a free-agent deal with the New England Patriots, he then relisted the home over the summer for just under $3 million. The price was then sliced again in November to $2.6 million.
There’s no evidence of a sale, and the property is still held by an Atlanta LLC connected with the quarterback. So instead of waiting for a buyer to emerge, Newton probably called an audible and struck a deal with the teenage hoops prodigy to lease the place.
Off the court, Ball can now familiarize himself with the Uptown neighborhood. The posh pad is located in a boutique…