Lonzo's dad open to shoe deal if 'price is right'

From ESPN - July 15, 2017

LaVar Ball admits that his son's wearing of different shoes serves as both a temptation and an invitation to the brands that passed on him.

"It's making a statement to the brands of what they could have had with an open mind," the patriarch said via text. "The players are the brand ambassadors. The brand is nothing without the players."

Asked whether there's still a chance that a big shoe brand can sign his son Lonzo Ball, LaVar responded: "If the price is right. Quite frankly we are officially in the shoe game, and are a billion dollar brand either way."

The Los Angeles Lakers first round pick has played four games in the NBA's summer league. In the first two games, he wore his own Big Baller Brand signature shoe. For the third game he wore Nike, and for the fourth Adidas. Will he wear Under Armour on Saturday night against the Brooklyn Nets?

Ball has garnered more attention in the last two games, not only for his surprising choice of shoes -- steering away from the Big Baller Brand upstart that has sold its shoes online and will ship on Nov. 23 -- but also because he registered two straight triple-doubles.


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