Hornets’ LaMelo Ball Hit With Lawsuit For Allegedly Driving Over 11-Year-Old Fan’s Foot: REPORT

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Charlotte Hornets superstar point guard LaMelo Ball is facing a lawsuit after a family alleged that the former NBA Draft lottery pick ran over an 11-year-old boy’s foot with his car, according to OutKick.

The family, who represents 11-year-old Angell Joseph, named both Ball and the Hornets in their lawsuit. The child allegedly walked up to Ball to get an autograph at Charlotte‘s Spectrum Center, was issued a denial, and then his foot was run over by Ball’s vehicle while he was driving away, according to the outlet. (RELATED: Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama Becomes First Rookie Ever To Be Selected To NBA All-Defensive First Team)

The attorney of the family says that they didn’t take action back in October because of the police report not providing enough information about the Hornets star, such as his name and insurance information, according to WSOC-TV.

As a result, there is natural speculation around the possibility of that the family is looking for a payday from the 22-year-old.

“(Angell Joseph, my son) was like, ‘LaMelo, I love you. I love you, sign my … give me your autograph. Can you sign it for me?’” Angell’s mom told WSOC-TV. “I just seen my son kind of go down and I thought maybe he had dropped something.”

Tamaria McRae, the name of the mother, also claims that her son suffered both physical and emotional problems, according to the outlet.