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Big Baller Brand Didn’t Sell Nearly As Many Lonzo Ball Shoes As Initially Reported

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  • 1CK1S
    1CK1S Members Posts: 27,472 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Feminist are going to eat this dude alive!




  • VulcanRaven
    VulcanRaven I don't knowMembers Posts: 18,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Like Water wrote: »
    What the Ball family is doing should be lauded and is commendable. However, how Lavar is doing it should not. He's not coming across as genuine, or particularly intelligent. 🤬 , the 🤬 damn near trolling his way to success. He seems opportunistic, overbearing, and just an all-around nuisance. You don't alienate a potential consumer base by saying they don't fit your brand's criteria because they don't have the money to pay for your unproven son's shoe. That's 🤬 stupid.

    As far as his son bearing the brunt of his father's obnoxiousness when he gets to the league, I don't know how it'll pan out. I do know he's no LeBron. LeBron was/is truly an anomaly. His body build, fundamental skill set, athleticism and basketball iq were already off the charts before he even got to the league. The potential bust factor for Bron was way smaller than it is for Lonzo. I saw Bron play in hs, and I already knew he was different.

    I say that to say this: Lonzo ain't even close to being a LeBron-caliber player, so every target that's on you is not the same as the next man's, nor are the abilities to deal with said target. His shot is 🤬 weird and will be hindered if not tended to. He's not particularly athletic or quick. He's an ok passer. Not really that strong and he needs to hit the weight room. Defense is lacking, and he hasn't really shown us anything that we haven't seen a million times by people that are better than him and still have faltered at the next level.

    At this point, he's just a good college player that has to prove he can cut it for himself, and his idiot father. Would there be pressure on him without his pop wylin' out all the time? Undoubtedly. Should he hafta deal with extra pressure when he wasn't even the one that created it? No.

    Someone needs to tell the dad to chill and that he's coming across like a selfish leech.
    You make a lot of good points but there is already pressure when a player enters the draft and more when they play in the league. So this stuff about extra pressure is pointless.

    He has the right idea to control his son's brand as a family since no player has control and the companies are in charge of everything. If he succeeds and I hope he does this would open up doors for other players to control their own brand and take the power away from these white companies.

    All I see are other black people beung negative and criticising this man instead of rooting for him when he has the right idea. I said before, if I was an athlete I would do the same so that I retain ownership of my brand and name instead of letting a company like Nike own me the way Jordan did.

    After Jordan is long dead the descendents of Nike will still be rich from his name. Lavar saying you ain't a baller if you can't afford it is no different than white companies charging high prices just because they can. Now cause a black man does it makes it a problem?
  • SELASI_i
    SELASI_i DARK VEDA KCMembers Posts: 2,237 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trillfate wrote: »

    Whitlock used to write for the kc star before he moved to tv. He cooned and hated his way all through the 90s
  • VulcanRaven
    VulcanRaven I don't knowMembers Posts: 18,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Man listen, if dude plays well, the shoes will sell. If he doesn't, they wont. 🤬 father or not. He may sell more because of the attention that his pops brought to the brand.

    A lot of ppl are waiting to see if he 🤬 out before they dickride the wave and buy a pair. The same ppl that laugh and wait on you to fall, are the same sheep that follow you when you ball. More publicity, more sheep, more money.

    Yup. Sums it up and if he does become a Laker I hope he the next Steph and people doubted Steph.
  • Sion
    Sion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Members, Moderators, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 45,666 Regulator
    Folk will diss him for pricing his shoes for $500 but go out and buy Jordans for $300+ every release for different colourways on 31 shoes SMMFH.....

    The idiocracy wasn't just a movie....

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  • VulcanRaven
    VulcanRaven I don't knowMembers Posts: 18,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I just noticed something looking at the last several posts in this thread. He gettin continued publicity and the people who "dont like" what they are doing are the main ones still thinking/talkng about it. The last several posts show this. Yet they dont understand the bigger picture here. Trying to overthink and rationalize. They trying to make money. Yes they can do it too deal with it. We get it it aint emotional or about feelings and who you "like" nobody cares about your emotions smh. They got the naysayers the most interested and intrigued. Im fine with them selling to who they sell to and nobody is stopping that so what are yall saying?

    really bruh?

    I guess all lives matter to you also huh?

    So you think they should limit themselves and hold back on pricing? Does Gucci or Bally or Louie do this? Why should BBB try to settle for less? Just dont buy them. It makes no sense that they should do anything differently than they are doing it and guess what? Im right because everything Im sayingis whats actually happening. So again what are the naysayers even...talking about on any level? Nothing. All people gotta do is not buy them all the extra is nonsense.

    aint got 🤬 to do with limits.
    his model is fukked up and is destructive an this 🤬 aint even doing the hardwork.

    his attitude sucks ass an is not helpful to those coming after him and he's hurting his sons.

    it's bigger than a shoe...his aggression kills him before he gets off the ground.

    its not about black or white per se but it is apart of it.

    you are missing the big picture. but whatever...

    what type 🤬 says I'm right?
    ole chin up I got the better sand castle ass 🤬 .
    yea. you got it

    How though? What facts are you basing your claims on? How sway?
  • SELASI_i
    SELASI_i DARK VEDA KCMembers Posts: 2,237 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2017
    If Lonzo plays well like someone said his shoes will sell. If the plan works that is trouble for the monopoly these shoe companies hold on the industry
  • VulcanRaven
    VulcanRaven I don't knowMembers Posts: 18,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    and props to @NoCompetition for handing out that ether...............🤬 only got emotional responses

    haha @2stepz_ahead saying $158K in a day ain't money

    u outta touch for real bruh..........how many other bball players who ain't never step foot on an NBA court would say they would not have liked to make that same move if they could?

    I'm genuinely surprised u hating on them Ball 🤬 getting money.........lemme find out u jealous haha

    still trying 🤬 ...

    🤬 that money aint 🤬 when nike making billions.....

    you got local 🤬 buying plain air force oned an custom coloring them 🤬 and can get half that in a few weeks. and the local.

    also like I said...his attitude fukked up him getting g more from the jump.


    who y'all got fake outrage but not listening..

    you 🤬 voted for Trump didn't you?

    Nike making billions, not players. When I was a kid I thought Jordan was a billionaire til I learned he only got a drop in the bucket of what his own name earned.

    You pride yourself on seeing the big picture but thinking as small as an ant on this topic. Why settle for 1bil over 10 years when you could possibly make billions in controlling your own brand yearly?

    Even if Ball's plam fail he has the right idea and maybe others will succeed where he failed. Se the big picture? I got it on a 70inch 4KTV for you so pay attention.
  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    SELASI_i wrote: »
    If Lonzo plays well like someone said his shoes will sell. If the plan works that is trouble for the monopoly these shoe companies hold on the industry

    Nope.

  • SELASI_i
    SELASI_i DARK VEDA KCMembers Posts: 2,237 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    SELASI_i wrote: »
    If Lonzo plays well like someone said his shoes will sell. If the plan works that is trouble for the monopoly these shoe companies hold on the industry

    Nope.

    Explain my ninja
  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    SELASI_i wrote: »
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    SELASI_i wrote: »
    If Lonzo plays well like someone said his shoes will sell. If the plan works that is trouble for the monopoly these shoe companies hold on the industry

    Nope.

    Explain my ninja

    If your shoe is trash it ain't gon move.

    Curry ain't move the units they thought he would and he's a 2 time MVP
  • FlightKing
    FlightKing Members Posts: 1,921 ✭✭✭✭✭
    SELASI_i wrote: »
    Just think for one second if Michael Jordan had this business sense upon entering the leauge.. No Nike just Jordan brand out the gate all independent. He'd be a billionaire 3 times over. Brothas gotta see the bigger picture

    It's not a matter of it being a good idea, it's the manner of how he's going about it. I won't let a 🤬 slide just cause he's black - the way he's going about it is foolish and embarrassing. Racism, sexism and nepotism all throughout his stupid ass rants but he wants us to buy into it because it's for his family. He 🤬 on white college players, women buying his brand and put his sons high on a pedestal while downing Jordan...

    ...who started this athlete shoe 🤬 . It was gonna happen but this is ridiculous how he's doing it. I don't support clowns.
  • SELASI_i
    SELASI_i DARK VEDA KCMembers Posts: 2,237 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    SELASI_i wrote: »
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    SELASI_i wrote: »
    If Lonzo plays well like someone said his shoes will sell. If the plan works that is trouble for the monopoly these shoe companies hold on the industry

    Nope.

    Explain my ninja

    If your shoe is trash it ain't gon move.

    Curry ain't move the units they thought he would and he's a 2 time MVP


    Them 🤬 dont look too bad. If I was young enough and dumb enough I know id probably be tryna get some especially if he can hoop. Curry's 🤬 was ugly bro and under armor aint what you think when you think dope. Lonzo got a chance to define his own brand that's good.
  • FlightKing
    FlightKing Members Posts: 1,921 ✭✭✭✭✭
    SELASI_i wrote: »
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    SELASI_i wrote: »
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    SELASI_i wrote: »
    If Lonzo plays well like someone said his shoes will sell. If the plan works that is trouble for the monopoly these shoe companies hold on the industry

    Nope.

    Explain my ninja

    If your shoe is trash it ain't gon move.

    Curry ain't move the units they thought he would and he's a 2 time MVP


    Them 🤬 dont look too bad. If I was young enough and dumb enough I know id probably be tryna get some especially if he can hoop. Curry's 🤬 was ugly bro and under armor aint what you think when you think dope. Lonzo got a chance to define his own brand that's good.

    Not as long as his Daddy talking for him, he doesn't. Nobody knows 🤬 about Lonzo and who he is. This is his Daddy's shoe.
  • Copper
    Copper The WickMembers Posts: 49,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    SELASI_i wrote: »
    If Lonzo plays well like someone said his shoes will sell. If the plan works that is trouble for the monopoly these shoe companies hold on the industry

    Not true at all...
  • SELASI_i
    SELASI_i DARK VEDA KCMembers Posts: 2,237 ✭✭✭✭✭
    His pops can't play for him and his game should speak for itself. His dad is drawing attention. When its time to play nobody will be interviewing Lavar, its gonna be about how well Lonzo is playing and what his teams record is.
  • VulcanRaven
    VulcanRaven I don't knowMembers Posts: 18,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sion wrote: »
    Lavar has to be that aggressive with his stance on his son and his business because all these companies don't want him there. He represents progress, he shows you CAN do it on your own, if every prospect had someone in their corner to show them how to get money Independently these companies would be 🤬 out of luck and forced to work harder.

    Nike pays players to model shoes they make with their names on it. Lavar produces the same quality show and puts his own name on it and takes all the profit. Yeah they don't want that SMMFH. The hate Lavar and Lonzo is getting is straight Boondocks or South Park episode material SMMFH LOLOL. Let them cook....

    Boom. You get it.
  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would like to see this work but he can't diss the consumer and rub ppl the wrong way when you ain't established and you son is a what if
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