NBA Fans React After D'Angelo Russell Declares Anthony Edwards The "Rookie Of The Year" Minutes After LaMelo Ball Suffers Season-Ending Injury

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(via CBS Sports)

(via CBS Sports)

Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball was the leading candidate for Rookie of the Year, averaging 15.9 points per game as he led his team to a surprising 20-21 record in the East.

Unfortunately, Ball is now set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a fractured wrist in Saturday's match against the Clippers.

Needless to say, it's a heartbreaking situation for the young star, and fans all around the world were feeling the "loss."

Of course, even something like this isn't immune from controversy -- and Wolves guard D'Angelo Russell got caught up in one after seeing an ill-advised tweet just minutes after the Ball news dropped.

Fans absolutely torched him for the comment, calling him "cold" and "disrespectful," among other things.

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At this point, Edwards is probably a lock to win ROTY, but that's not really what's on everyone's minds right now. Tweeting about it just minutes after learning that Ball will miss this entire season was just a really bad move. Seriously, what was he thinking?

He did end up deleting it, so it seems D'Lo recognized his mistake, at least.

Ass for Ball, we're all wishing him a quick and successful recovery.