The Game Made A Compelling Case In Defense Of Lonzo Ball’s $495 Big Baller Brand Shoe

05.11.17 2 months ago 12 Comments

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Ever since Lonzo Ball dropped his first signature shoe under his own Big Baller Brand, the Z02, almost all anyone could talk about was the price, a staggering $495. Ball’s father LaVar didn’t do much to help quiet the chatter about the eye-popping figure when he recently went on the television show Undisputed. When host Shannon Sharpe brought up the subject of Michael Jordan, LaVar responded by saying “He ain’t Lonzo Ball.”

But for all the controversy, all the talk, and all the memes, one figure appears to feel that the price is more than fair. L.A. rapper The Game recently took to Instagram to share his feelings about the Z02 and he held absolutely nothing back. “Just bought my son and a few of his friends the “Lonzo @zo Ball’s” #Z02 kicks,” he said. “I’ve spent over a million dollars, sh*t probably more on Nike’s, Jordan’s & other big name sneaker brands in my lifetime so why not support a family brand & a rising stars shoe?”

He went on to talk about Michael Jordan’s impact in the black community.

“Funny how n****s will go & buy Gucci flip flops for $300-400 with no complaints but then complain & b*tch when a kid & his family is making a name for themselves & trying to grow their own brand….. I also think about all these $500 duplicate Jordans n****s out here going broke & dying over just trying to keep up with Jones’s…. While MJ, as much as I love & support him & his legacy ain’t really ever did much for the black community other then tax our mothaf**kin’ ass for the same shoes over & over as well as charge these kids parents hella money to get in these camps. & again, no hate… MJ is MJ but today I chose to support @Zo & his family…. f**k how anybody feel about it… keep making memes if that’s all yo broke hatin ass can do….. maybe sometimes, people need to delete the meme app off they phone & start creating their own legacy instead of picking apart someone else’s.”

Just bought my son @hvrlemtaylor & a few of his friends the "Lonzo @zo Ball's" #Z02 kicks just on the pure fact that I've spent over a million dollars, shit probably more on Nike's, Jordan's & other big name sneaker brands in my lifetime so why not support a family brand & a rising stars shoe….. Funny how niggas will go & buy Gucci flip flops for $300-400 with no complaints but then complain & bitch when a kid & his family is making a name for themselves & trying to grow their own brand….. I also think about all these $500 duplicate Jordans niggas out here going broke & dying over just trying to keep up with Jones's…. While MJ, as much as I love & support him & his legacy ain't really ever did much for the black community other then tax our mothafuckin' ass for the same shoes over & over as well as charge these kids parents hella money to get in these camps. & again, no hate… MJ is MJ but today I chose to support @Zo & his family…. fuck how anybody feel about it… keep making memes if that's all yo broke hatin ass can do….. maybe sometimes, people need to delete the meme app off they phone & start creating their own legacy instead of picking apart someone else's….. I will also be buying 10 more pair of @Zo's kicks for 10 kids who's parents can't afford them….. on behalf of myself & @therobinhoodproject #DatWay #TheRobinHoodProject #BigBallerBrand #itAintTrickinIfYouGotIt

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What do you think? Does the Game make any valid points?

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