Lakers Talked To Lonzo Ball About Changing Shoes

Lonzo Ball and his family have been the most visible representatives of Big Baller Brand, but the Lakers expressed concern that BBB shoes might be responsible for Ball’s frequent ankle injuries, according to Ramona Shelburne and Paula Lavigne of ESPN.

Ball has been sidelined since hurting his ankle on January 19 and was ultimately shut down for the rest of the season with a Grade 3 ankle sprain and a bone bruise. It’s the third ankle injury in two NBA seasons for Ball, who played just 47 games this season and 52 last year.

“Yeah, they talked to me,” Ball said of Lakers management. “They asked me about it, and I told ’em, ‘I feel comfortable.’ If I wasn’t comfortable, I wouldn’t play in ’em. If I didn’t play in [his signature BBB shoes], I’d play in Kobe [Bryant’s signature Nike shoe]. I work out in [LeBron James‘ signature Nike shoe], but that’s because they’re heavier.”

Ball told the Lakers he was willing to make adjustments to his Big Baller shoes, but said he meant “just minor things.”

The Lakers also reached out to Alan Foster, a partial owner of Big Baller Brand, about customer complaints to the Better Business Bureau, the ESPN story states. The company received a failing grade from the bureau in 2018 because of 184 consumer complaints, mostly related to shipping issues.

“They still have an F with us,” Blair Looney, president of the Better Business Bureau of Central California and Inland Empire Counties, told ESPN. “We are continuing to work with them on straightening things out.”

The information about the Lakers is contained in a larger story about Ball ending his relationship with Foster, the family’s former business manager, over concerns about a criminal past and his inability to account for $1.5MM.

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21 thoughts on “Lakers Talked To Lonzo Ball About Changing Shoes

    • CursedRangers

      It is hilarious! Not to mention the ‘manager’ of Big Baller shoes stole $1.5 million dollars from Ball. What a nightmare

  1. sirgant

    Ball will be in Phoenix soon. Magic has made some bad decisions. Got rid of DeAngelo Russell to bring in Ball and now Russell is an all-star.

    • kenleyfornia2

      Ball is only getting traded in a package for a star. Thats it plain and simple

  2. highplainsdriftr

    I am shocked to find out BBB is not a first rate company with an excellent product. Flat out shocked.

  3. ffjsisk

    I feel bad for Lonzo. He seems like a really good kid with a terrible dad. You see them all the time at the gym or ballpark. Sad.

    • Djones246890

      True. LaVar is the kinda dad that thinks his son is the star, when everyone else knows he really shouldn’t even be starting.

  4. Z-A

    Stop using cheap knock off designs? They look like shoes you can pick up on Canal St.

    • x%sure

      But but but “Meticulously designed and inspired by basketball prodigy LaMELO BALL.” Only $400

  5. Yep it is

    BIG BUST BRAND should be the name. Tragic and his brilliance again ruining the Lakers. The Suns are enough of a circus without adding the CLOWN family.

  6. kenleyfornia2

    LOL the Lakers derangement syndrom continues. Lonzo just came out and said he ain’t apart of BBB anymore. Most of the people in these comments have no clue what they are talking about, just hating to hate. Funny too how some think he is a bust even though he is an elite defender and the team looked lost without him. Yet the same people are silent about Tatum after hyping him up to bw a star

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