Lonzo Ball is one of the most hyped rookies to come into the National Basketball Association in a while. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne has reported that the Lakers are still debating whether to pursue a younger player instead for the backup point guard role. No other rookie in Las Vegas summer league history has had more than one game with 10 assists, and no other rookie has ever had a triple-double, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
The Big Baller Brand has sold its shoes online.
He wore BBB shoes in his first game, but has since moved on to wearing Kobes and James Harden's signature Adidas shoe.
Those warts aside, what we've seen over the last two weeks has given us all reason too believe Lonzo is the real deal.
"And I actually wear them", Watt tweeted. He got to wherever he wanted to go, whenever he wanted to get there. It's not the craziest answer and it pretty much would put to bed all the fun speculation, but it's very possibly the most likely option on this entire list.
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"I like the idea the Balls are taking control of their own lives and trying to start their own brand and do things their way", said Mark Appelbaum, 51, who sat courtside in a Kobe Bryant high school jersey. Maybe they're incredible to the touch and fit beautifully on your foot. He's just letting them know he can play in any shoe he feels like. Ball was named MVP of the Summer League prior to tip-off. Ball dominated Wednesday night against the Sixers, scoring 36 points, dishing out 11 assists and grabbing eight rebounds. Plus, his Lakers won 103-102 in comeback fashion. Thursday night against the Cavs' squad, he finished with 16 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds.
A trip to the Summer League Final versus Portland was their reward.
Still, LaVar Ball emphasized that his firstborn son is under no obligation to sport the family brand.
Ball's father, LaVar Ball, is the founder and CEO of the sports apparel company Big Baller Brand, launched in 2016. Not that Summer League is an indicator that Ball will be able to maintain this excellence against top-flight competition, but his performance and persuasion is definitely encouraging.