Lonzo Ball returned to Summer League action on Wednesday, and he had his best game as a member of the Lakers. It also happened to be the one game that he ditched the $495 Big Baller Brand ZO2 shoes in favor of Nike’s Kobe AD.
Ball, who isn’t signed to a major shoe brand, surprised many when he opted to go with Nike over his own signature shoe, scoring 36 points in the process.
We’re not saying it was the shoes. We’ll leave that to LeBron James.
After Ball’s breakout game, LeBron posted a video to Instagram that focused on Ball’s purple Nike sneakers. LeBron not so subtly included the caption, “Just. Do. It.”
While LeBron has no documented issue with Lonzo, he had a very public feud with LaVar Ball, Lonzo’s father.
Back in March, a furious LeBron issued a warning to LaVar Ball after he told 247sports that LeBron’s son, LeBron James Jr., would be held back as a basketball player because his father is too good. LeBron took offense to the remarks and told LaVar, “Keep my kids’ name out of your…