Sport LaVar Ball: Michael Jordan couldn't sell $495 shoes because he's not Lonzo

02:20  10 may  2017
02:20  10 may  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

How LaVar Ball cost Lonzo a shoe deal with Nike, Adidas and others

  How LaVar Ball cost Lonzo a shoe deal with Nike, Adidas and others The three biggest players in the shoe game are no longer interested in Lonzo Ball.Nike, Adidas and Under Armour all decided to pass on signing the UCLA point guard to an apparel deal, and Lonzo’s outspoken father, LaVar Ball, seems to be the reason why.

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LaVar Ball Says Michael Jordan Couldn ’ t Charge As Much As Big Baller Brand Because ‘ He Ain’t Lonzo Ball ’.

LaVar Ball reappeared on television this week to let everyone know that Michael Jordan couldn't sell $495 (!) sneakers, which is a historical fact - but LaVar says it's because MJ isn't his son, Lonzo (which is also a fact, but a dubiously connected one).


The elder Ball went on Fox Sports 1's Undisputed and told co-host Shannon Sharpe his reasoning as to why Jordan couldn't sell shoes that were quite so expensive.

"Because he ain't Lonzo Ball, that's why," LaVar Ball said. "Did he have his own brand coming in? It's a new era called the Ball era."

For what it's worth, you can't have a Ball without some degree of inflation. As to whether it's price inflation, or just self-inflation? Debatable.

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At least one NBA player bought Big Baller Brand shoes .
New Orleans Pelicans guard Jordan Crawford said on Twitter he bought Big Baller Brand shoes.Now apparently Crawford had only heard about the shoes before purchasing. He asked folks on Twitter to help him.

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