Future top NBA draft pick Lonzo Ball, and his father LaVar Ball, decided that Lonzo would not sign a shoe deal with Nike, Adidas, Under Armour or any other major shoe brand, because, unsurprisingly, none would license LaVar’s self-created Big Baller Brand.
Ball also reportedly wanted his son’s shoe to sell in “in the $200 tier.”
Today, the brand announced its own shoe … for a whopping $495!
EXCLUSIVE: Lonzo Ball’s signature sneaker has arrived.
Independently made by Big Baller Brand.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) May 4, 2017
They also announced some flip flops—sorry, sorry, “slides”—for $220.
I hear y'all complaining about $495 sneakers. But how about $220 flip-flops? pic.twitter.com/UJoRSjjnTl
— David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) May 4, 2017
The shoes are fine, I guess, but obviously, nearly $500 is way too much for any basketball shoe, or really any shoe. So is $220 for a pair of flip flops.
It’s unlikely anyone buys these shoes, but at least we can still have fun with them.
— MaxaMillion711 (@MaxaMillion711) May 4, 2017