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Lonzo Ball
Lonzo Ball
Position: G
Born: 10/27/97
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $6,286,560
Ball’s path to the league was highly-publicized thanks in part to his charismatic father LaVar Ball — who became a polarizing figure in the media during his son’s rise to the NBA. Among his supporters is New Orleans Pelicans guard/forward Tony Allen, who says he would have gone No. 1 overall if his dad was like Ball in an interview with TMZ: “You don’t got too many black, African-American dad’s that are speaking up for their kids, so I respect Lonzo Ball’s dad for that,” Allen said. “If my dad would have been like that, I would have gone No. 1.”
Though Walton didn’t want to give his starting line up, one could be forgiven for assuming that Ingram and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope would join Randle and Lopez to go alongside one position where Walton has in fact already acknowledged a decision. “Lonzo, who’s going to be our starting point guard, is the best point guard on our team,” said Luke. “So he deserves to start. But a lot of it, to me, comes down to training camp. Is Kuzma gonna outplay so-and-so? It’s all about earning time.”
However, the bigger issue may have less to do with the look of the shoe than the letters on the tongue. Per CTV News’ Catherine Lathem, the owner of a Ottawa yoga studio could take legal action against the Big Baller Brand for copyright infringement. Hana Engel, the owner of Modern Body, says her “jaw dropped” when she saw how closely BBB’s MB logo resembled her own, for which she has full copyright license in Canada and is awaiting approval in the U.S.
The Big Baller Brand isn’t just about basketball shoes and T-shirts emblazoned with “Stay In Yo Lane.” As Lonzo Ball revealed during an interview with XXL’s Roger Krastz, his hip hop pursuits will also fall under the purview of the BBBs. “We actually set up a label and there’s definitely stuff coming in the near future,” Ball said. “I can’t really talk about the upcoming stuff, but more is to come.”
Lonzo also dug into his early rap influences. He listed DMX and 50 Cent as his two mains as a youngster, but held up Lil Wayne was “my favorite rapper.” “Man, Wayne has been doing this for so long and has always been consistent with his music,” Ball said. “Lyrically, he’s definitely one of my favorites to do it. I need him to be free so he could put that other album out for me, but he’s already put a lot towards the game.”
Last week, USA Today Sports Media Group, which has had success with micro-sites covering each NFL team, launched Lonzo Wire, an online outlet devoted to all things Lonzo. Early content included two posts about Lonzo (and his father, LaVar) appearing on Ellen, two posts about little brother LaMelo’s college basketball eligibility, a post about Lonzo’s “beef” with the rapper Nas and, yes, an analysis of the Lakers point guard’s jump shot. In total, the site published 30 posts over its first seven days, all about Lonzo or his family. In its narrow focus and thorough devotion to a single subject, it’s unlike anything else on the sports internet.