LeBron James Pulls Lonzo Ball's Card For Rocking Nikes, Twitter Joins In

LaVar Ball added that there are "no negotiations with Nike" at the moment.

Los Angeles' star rookie has opted to wear Nike Kobe ADs instead of his signature shoe, the ZO2, for this evening's game against Philadelphia.

"Lonzo is not forced to wear any brand and can play in any shoe he wants as long as it's OK with the National Basketball Association".

The Lakers chose Ball with the No. 2 overall pick of the NBA Draft last month.

Lonzo Ball ditched his Big Baller Brand sneakers for the most recent NBA Summer League game.

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He hit 12-of-22 shots from the floor, including 3-of-10 from 3-point range. He grabbed four rebounds, had two assists and scored seven of his team's first 11 points after starting the game.

The Warriors played the Timberwolves for the second night in a row, this time to keep their Summer League tournament hopes alive.

"Saw him at halftime", Ball said in his postgame comments. "It's nice that he came out.Did it inspire me? No".

"King James" was also one of the many people to recognize Ball's footwear during the performance.

"Lonzo is not forced to wear any brand and can play in any shoe he wants as long as it's OK with the NBA", LaVar Ball told ESPN.

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James also noticed the switch, posting a picture on Instagram with the message "Just. Do. It".

And it's not like what happened in Ball's Lakers' workout, where he had to wear Adidas shoes because his BBB ones weren't ready.

If LaVar Ball wants to build a sports apparel empire, he is going to need a lot of help from his son Lonzo.

His next opportunity to shine comes against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night in the round of 16 of the Summer League playoffs. If Ball and his teammates perform as they did tonight, they will be very hard to beat.

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