It took a whole weekend, but LaVar Ball has returned to the sports talk/debate/yelling television circuit. He’s fired up to talk about Big Baller Brand’s new shoe, the ZO2. The first signature shoe for Lonzo Ball was unveiled on Friday with a price tag of $495, leading to a great deal of mockery from the internet.
The ZO2 didn’t enjoy a great first weekend on the pre-order market, and the (rightful) feeling of many is that they priced themselves out of the market for a basketball shoe. That hasn’t stopped the patriarch of the Ball family from coming out swinging in defense of the shoe, its price, and his son. LaVar joined FS1’s Undisputed on Monday to holler about the shoe and debate the merits of the price, which, as was inevitable, turned into him bloviating about how his son is worth more than Michael Jordan coming out of school.