WATCH: NBA Star LaMelo Ball Caught Smoking a Blunt Leading Up to Playoffs

The Charlotte Hornets have a huge game coming up tonight against the Atlanta Hawks in the "play-in" game for the NBA Playoffs. Hours before the game, video footage of LaMelo Ball smoking a blunt surfaced.

People handle pressure and big moments in all different ways. For LaMelo, it's by blazing one up.

Check it out:

Last year the NBA implemented a policy to stop random drug testing for marijuana during the COVID-19 "restart bubble." This year, the policy has remained in place.

This is the first playoff berth for the Hornets since 2015-2016. In 75 games this season, Ball averaged 20.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 7.6 assists, and 1.6 steals while shooting a career-high 38.9% from 3-point range. He had a strong sophomore season to follow up his Rookie of the Year honors.