With the game on the line, he wanted the ball in his hands and there is nothing more that you can ask for from your star player. Former first-round pick Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot led the Sixers with 16 points, six rebounds and three assists and Jonah Bolden added 13 points and eight boards. He was 12-of-22 from the field, but just 3-of-10 from three-point range. He also noticed that the former UCLA standout ditched his Big Baller Brand shoes, choosing a pair of Nike Kobe Bryant Mamba Instincts.
Ball, the No. 2 overall pick in this year's NBA Draft, is now playing on ESPN. This year's summer league will start July 7 and end July 17. Earlier in the day, Simmons posted a workout video, showing himself draining nine consecutive 3-pointers.
There are "no negotiations with Nike" at this time, LaVar Ball said.
In the night's most weird move, Ball ditched the ZO2's for a pair of Kobe's, which garnered some attention from James. "It's nice that he came out.Did it inspire me? No. But I hope he saw a good game".
Ball, though, has no plans to make Nike his sole footwear. Well, it only got worse for LaVar Ball's pet project, because Lonzo went out and played the game of his (young) life.
According to CBS Sports, one of Ball's faults in his first couple of games was that he was too unselfish. But this is pretty much everything you usually don't want your primary athlete to do, especially if you're selling what you say is a superior, premium product, and there are many who are going to be turned off BBB by it.
At this point, it's unclear why Ball elected to switch to the Nike shoes.