Ex-NBAer Aaron Brooks admits he was completely wrong about his teammate LaMelo Ball … To say that his time with the phenomenon was only positive. TMZ Sports talked to Brooks about playing with Ball’s youngest brother on the Australian NBL Illawarra Hawks … and the former Houston Rockets star said he was against the idea at first. “For me, when I found out he was going to be there, I thought, ‘Look, I don’t want to go through this,'” said Brooks. “I come from the old school to be with Dikembe Mutombo, Rafer Alston, Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming … And now I’m playing with an 18-year-old Kardashian kid. “ But don’t get me wrong – Brooks says his preconceptions immediately subsided when he met Melo … who quickly won over all of his teammates. “At 18, when I say that there are guys who were drafted in Houston and they were rookies and were 21 and had less distinctions than him and they were bigger a ** holes, for him d ‘be the way it amazed me. “ Brooks praised Melo’s work ethic, saying that whenever they needed to spend more time, he was without hesitation. As for Melo’s future in the NBA, Brooks says the young player still has a lot to learn … but there is no doubt that Ball will be great. BONUS – we also asked Brooks about rumors that Ball is looking to buy the Hawks … and he says it’s a BIG idea.