With his father’s, Lavar Ball, antics costing him a deal with Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour (You can read about that here). Lonzo Ball’s only option left was to come out with his first signature sneaker under his father’s Big Baller Brand. To go along with the sneaker, Big Baller Brand also released matching slides.
Let’s see what Twitter’s thoughts were on this one.
The Sports World is Forever Changed. Introducing Lonzo’s 1st Signature Shoe: The ZO2 Prime. pic.twitter.com/5JN1OLxlZS
— Big Baller Brand (@bigballerbrand) May 4, 2017
Lonzo Ball’s Nobe’s going for 500? Slides going for 220? pic.twitter.com/7uOPD31fvQ
— Sport Highlights™ (@Sportzplayzz) May 4, 2017
When Lonzo Ball shows up on the court with Big Baller Brand shoes pic.twitter.com/36iR8Bphz7
— Young Telemundo (@BurtWonders) May 4, 2017
Anyone gonna buy the $495 Lonzo Ball shoe? https://t.co/m6vC1hbENm
— Steven Durso (@sdurso5) May 4, 2017
Kobe looking at Lonzo Ball’s shoe like….. That looks really similar to mine. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/qS8zYg0A9d
— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) May 4, 2017
Two years ago I interviewed high school star Lonzo Ball postgame. Now I can’t afford even one pair of his shoes. Life comes at you fast. pic.twitter.com/xT1QwCY1CS
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) May 4, 2017
Tell ya mom you want the $495 Lonzo Ball shoes. She’ll get you the $175 Lebrons you actually wanted & tell you she heard they just as good. pic.twitter.com/lrz2YFPLIh
— DJ Glamor Llama (@screwyoumegn) May 4, 2017
You finna cop Lonzo Ball’s $495 shoes ?
— Esobar 🍑 (@HoelessZeus) May 4, 2017
— Athlete Texts (@AthletesTexts) May 4, 2017
— OnSMASH (@OnSMASH) May 5, 2017
Anybody buying those $500 Lonzo Ball sneakers??? pic.twitter.com/HQIBFzCe2P
— Around The League™ (@RTSportsTalk) May 5, 2017
Lonzo Ball: Raider of the Lost Kobes. pic.twitter.com/oKSNeJQasE
— Cycle (@bycycle) May 4, 2017
— E5QUIRE (@Dj_E5QUIRE) May 4, 2017
Trying to order Lonzo Ball’s new shoe, definitely supporting dude‼️
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) May 4, 2017
LONZO BALL SANDALS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN GUCCI FLIP FLOPS IM SHLEEEP
— Nick Bolda (@NickBolda) May 4, 2017
— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) May 4, 2017
I believe the highest price for a general release of a Jordan shoe has been $400.
The Lonzo Ball shoe is $495.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 4, 2017
— Angel Resto (@angelresto28) May 5, 2017
Michael Jordan had expensive shoes. So did LeBron James. So did Stephen Curry.
But then came Lonzo Ball. https://t.co/8ES2eEwMAC
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 5, 2017
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) May 5, 2017
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 4, 2017
— S&P Sports (@SandPSports) May 4, 2017
— Joe Burton (@joeburton83) May 4, 2017
— MR. TURNUP (@Ant_M0N3Y) May 4, 2017
— Dan Ryan Santos (@DDankW1lder) May 4, 2017
— First Take (@FirstTake) May 5, 2017
They’re are actually not a bad looking shoe. Definitely a whole lot better looking than the new Steph Curry’s. The only problem is the price tag is a little steep for a sneaker from a no name brand by a person who hasn’t even played one game in the NBA yet. Why would anyone go out and purchase a pair of these when they can get a pair of Jordan’s or a pair of Lebron’s for less than half the price? Apparently there is at least 5,000 people out there dumb enough to do just that. What is this world coming to?