If you don’t live under a rock and have some sort of sense of the world, you definitely heard that UCLA star and NBA Draft top-2 prospect Lonzo Ball released his first signature shoe under his family’s brand, Big Baller Brand.
This is the first time an athlete has rejected offers from Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour in interests of doing their own thing. If you missed it, this was the exclusive footage from SLAM Online, where the news first broke out of the rising star’s $495 pair of shoes.
EXCLUSIVE: Lonzo Ball’s signature sneaker has arrived.
Independently made by Big Baller Brand.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) May 4, 2017
Oh, don’t ever forget about the $220 slides Big Baller Brand also listed. Yes, that is more expensive than the infamous Gucci slides.
& Lastly, The ZO2 Slide. pic.twitter.com/gyzHscfA3w
— Big Baller Brand (@bigballerbrand) May 4, 2017
Right after the release of these atrocities, Twitter did not wait to get the most they could after this with their continuous bashing on the shoe’s price and the usual, LaVar’s comments that came with it. He basically told whoever does not have 500$ to spend on a shoe that they could screw off, because they’re not a “big baller”.
Big Baller's loose! If you can't afford the ZO2'S, you're NOT a BIG BALLER! 💰
— Lavar Ball (@Lavarbigballer) May 4, 2017
Well, let’s get to it. These were the funniest responses to the release of Lonzo’s Z02:
REPORT: Lonzo Ball's shoe has tripled presale expectations, with 3 pairs that have now been preordered
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) May 5, 2017
— Athlete Texts (@AthletesTexts) May 4, 2017
Lonzo Ball: Raider of the Lost Kobes. pic.twitter.com/oKSNeJQasE
— Cycle (@bycycle) 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
When Lonzo Ball shows up on the court with Big Baller Brand shoes pic.twitter.com/36iR8Bphz7
— Young Telemundo (@BurtWonders) May 4, 2017