This has caused mixed reactions amongst many people because the shoes retail for $495 and that is not the most expensive pair.
It's being described as "meticulously developed at every stage by Lonzo Ball", but is already drawing close comparisons to Kobe Bryant's signature shoes, noted Fox Sports. "When you are your own owner you can come up with any price you want".
The Balls received what can only be described as an outpouring of backlash for the overpriced basketball sneakers, but LaVar continued to exude tremendous arrogance, saying anyone who couldn't afford them isn't a "Big Baller". You can laugh at the $495 price for Ball's shoes, but I know too many sneaker heads who are into the "kicks" and would spend the cash to get the shoe as a collector's item. The ZO2's biggest problem may very well be patent and design infringement.
I figured that's what the shoe was worth. The website says there are no refunds or exchanges, a risky proposition for a shoe people can't try on before they order.
The backstory is, the senior Ball reportedly wanted a billion dollars from Nike for a licensing deal for the Big Baller brand.
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After those three companies turned away from the deal, LaVar Ball said he planned to deliver on a co-branding deal and was looking at smaller companies, such as Peak, Li-Ning, and Anta. All of Twitter had a field day with the announcement regarding the Big Baller Brand shoes, especially those in the National Basketball Association realm.
The shipping date on the shoes is November 24.
Oh, by the way, you can also get a pair of Big Baller Brand sandals with the same logo for $220.
When asked on ESPN Radio's Dan Le Batard Show about the price of the shoe, LaVar got right to the point. Buyers may be out of luck if the shoes don't fit. He also came armed with a prototype of what he thought Lonzo's first sneaker could be.