Thursday, 27 July, 2017

Lonzo Ball lights up 76ers in Nikes, draws attention of LeBron James

JJ Watt takes dig at Big Baller Brand, Lonzo Ball ahead of shoe release Fair or Foul: JJ Watt Takes Shot at Lonzo Ball & Big Baller Brand To Promote His Own Shoes
Cecilia Poole | 14 July, 2017, 00:33

Ball shredded the Sixers in the Summer League matchup. He also had two rebounds, and a team-high eight assists. Thomas was 4-for-5 from the floor and 2-for-3 from 3-point range.

The oldest Ball brother has rebounded nicely from his poor debut showing. His six turnovers and two personal fouls are mere afterthoughts based on the rest of the stat line. It was a pass that Tom Brady would have been proud of and showed just how gifted Ball is at finding open teammates. Check out the Instagram video he posted last night.

There are "no negotiations with Nike" at this time, LaVar Ball said.

In 36 minutes of game action for the Lakers, Ball scored just as many 36 points. Simmons, Murray and James are all Klutch Sports Group clients, under agent and James' confidant Rich Paul.

With the Lakers deeming Ball as the face of the franchise it should be interesting seeing him lace up for the first time in his National Basketball Association career. "It's nice that he came out.Did it inspire me? No". Did it inspire me? No.

Rookie point guard Lonzo Ball put his best foot forward on Wednesday while wearing Nike Kobe AD sneakers and not those of the Big Baller Brand. LeBron, of course, has an endorsement deal with Nike.

Lonzo played pretty tough to start the game, but his level of play got to the next level especially towards the end of the game in super clutch situations. He said he wanted to channel Bryant Wednesday. Selling a shoe that's at least double, if not triple, the price of most of its competition is tough enough in the first place, especially when you're going up against industry giants, but it would seemingly get much tougher if your star athlete opts to wear a rival's shoe on national TV.

The Nike Kobe A.D. shoes retail for about $150.

When you're Lonzo Ball, no little detail about your game goes unnoticed.

While some are questioning Lonzo's loyalty to the family brand, his father told ESPN that his son can play ball in any footwear he chooses.

Yes, that means the Lakers move on to the Round of 16 on Thursday against the No. 2 seed Cleveland Cavaliers.

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