Lonzo Ball, star point guard for UCLA, just revealed his signature shoe before even playing one game in the NBA.
The 19-year-old, who is expected to be a top 5 pick in the upcoming NBA draft, revealed the shoes just a few days after it was Nike, Adidas and Under Armour reportedly showed no interest in partnering with the Big Baller Brand.
The Sports World is Forever Changed. Introducing Lonzo's 1st Signature Shoe: The ZO2 Prime. pic.twitter.com/5JN1OLxlZS
— Big Baller Brand (@bigballerbrand) May 4, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: Lonzo Ball’s signature sneaker has arrived.
Independently made by Big Baller Brand.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) May 4, 2017
The shoe, named the ZO2 Prime, has a tag price of $495. Why? Because the BBB brand “is aiming for Lonzo’s signature sneaker to tap into a new market—above the athletic performance kicks from the likes of Nike, Jordan, Adidas and Under Armour, but below the high-end designer shoes of Gucci, Prada or Louis Vuitton.”
A lot of people reacted on Twitter, bashing the shoe’s look. Especially the price, which is more expensive than the signature shoes of LeBron James, Steph Curry and Kevin Durant combined.
Big Baller's loose! If you can't afford the ZO2'S, you're NOT a BIG BALLER! ????
— Lavar Ball (@Lavarbigballer) May 4, 2017
Here are a few reactions from netizens on social media:
Lmao fr tho rhe lonzo ball shoes look like some crazy greenhills adidas rip-offs lmao
— Sinjin (@YZYnjin) May 5, 2017
porket kamukha ni Drake si Lonzo Ball they gonna sell worth more HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
— Alecx (@alecxandrei_) May 5, 2017
Mike Brown says he won't be buying LaVar Ball's $500 signature LO2's…or his $200 pair of flip flops pic.twitter.com/HZwhGchwBA
— KNBR (@KNBR) May 5, 2017
If I was Lonzo Ball I'd just wear 2k generics on the first game
— June 16th???? (@ayeronmusic) May 5, 2017
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) May 4, 2017
If you convert the $495 into our local currency, that’s around P25,000. That’s steep for a pair of shoes of someone who hasn’t been drafted yet.
What are your thoughts on the shoe? Would you buy a pair at this price?