Cops called to contain crowd for LaMelo-Zion AAU game
Everyone wanted to catch the start of the Adidas Uprising Summer Championship on Wednesday in Las Vegas, with law enforcement needing to be brought in to help with crowd control.
Top recruits LaMelo Ball (Big Ballers) and Zion Williamson (SC Supreme) were going head-to-head, with police needing to create a barricade outside the Cashman Center to prevent a fire code violation, according to ESPN's Myron Medcalf.
Dozens of fans were unable to enter once the doors were shut for good roughly an hour before tip-off.
LeBron James was reportedly set to sit courtside, but after talking with event personnel, The King elected to remain in his vehicle and eventually left in an effort to avoid causing more of a commotion.
"They're gonna have to get a bigger venue," said LaMelo's father, LaVar, of the large crowd. "When the Big Baller Brand come to town, better get something big."
The game was at risk of being cancelled, with organizer Chris Rivers only giving the all clear about a minute before.