The controversial decision of Lonzo Ball to turn down $10 million from Nike to create his own Big Baller Brand shoes continues to make news. Lonzo wore the Nike Kobe AD’s last night in his third Summer League game. It coincided with his best performance so far putting up 36 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds and 5 steals.
Ball said the following about his shoe choice:
“At BBB, you can play in what you want. I already played in both of my shoes, might as well get the ‘Mamba Mentality’ going. Put ’em on, and it worked out tonight.”
The fact that he struggled in the two games wearing Big Baller Brand is not a good look despite it just being Summer League.