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It hasn’t even a week since we heard that all the major shoe companies reportedly passed on endorsing the potential number one pick in this upcoming NBA draft, Lonzo Ball, but lo and behold, his first signature sneaker has arrived.
The ZO2: Prime by Lonzo Ball is available now for pre-order on the Big Baller Brand’s site for a hefty $495. Yes, you read the right — four hundred and ninety-five dollars.
The ZO2’s feature an OrthoLite insole and a full bed of shock absorbent material that keeps the shoe lightweight for high-speed performance. Additionally, it gets a faux Boost midsole that replicates the Boost look. However, it’s doubtful that it’ll give you the same experience on-court, but we’ll have to wait and see.
The Ball family and the brand have been a polarizing topic in the past few weeks but this news brings them to a whole new level.
What ever happened to the $200 price tag that LaVar reportedly sought for during his negotiations with brands like Nike, adidas and Under Armour? And what exactly makes the ZO2: Prime by Lonzo Ball worth $495?
If you’re bold enough you can head over to BigBallerBrand.com and pre-order these now, but it is worth noting that your $500 decision isn’t ready to ship and is quoted to ship by November 24.