Lonzo Ball sports Under Armour; dad says switch ‘statement to brands’

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LaVar Ball acknowledged 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 message. “The players are the brand ambassadors. The brand is nothing without the players.”

Asked whether there’s still a chance for a big shoe brand to sign his son Lonzo, 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 five 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, for the fourth Adidas, and for the fifth on Saturday night, he wore Stephen Curry‘s yet-to-be-released Under Armour shoes.

In Saturday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, Ball had 14 points, nine rebounds and

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20075065/lavar-ball-says-lonzo-open-other-shoe-deals-price-right

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