Shaq Slammed the $495 Price Tag for Big Baller Brand Shoes

Shaq, LaVar Ball, Lonzo Ball

Shaq Slammed the $495 Price Tag for Big Baller Brand Shoes

The Diesel and many others are roasting the hell out of these kicks.

Published May 5, 2017

Earlier this week, reports surfaced about LaVar Ball making the price point of his son Lonzo's shoes $200. People dragged the Ball family about that and they're roasting the father and son even more now.

That's because that initial report was wrong and Mr. Ball is actually charging more for Lonzo's first signature shoe. A LOT MORE. Yesterday, LaVar introduced Lonzo's Big Baller Brand ZO2 Prime sneakers with a price tag of a whopping $495! The "Wet" color scheme of the kicks are available for $995 and BBB slides are going for $220 per pair.

Oh, the madness!

Within minutes of the announcement, the internet came raining down hard on LaVar and Lonzo, who is expected to be a top three selection in the NBA Draft.

One of those slamming the $495 price tag? Shaquille O'Neal.

Here's how Mr. Ball introduced Lonzo's sneakers, Shaq's reaction and all the ways Twitter and Instragram dragged the shoes to hell and back.

  1. Here's How LaVar Ball Introduced The Big Baller Brand Footwear, Beginning With The $495 Pair

    Yes, he's for real.

  2. Shaq Had Some Words For Mr. Ball About That Price Point

    #Facts or are you letting the Ball's independent hustle rock?

  3. The Internet Was Quick to Hit Lonzo With The Michael Jordan Crying Face

    Justified.

  4. $495 for an unproven commodity, who hasn't played one single NBA game yet?

    Yeah, the internet is going to let the late, great Charlie Murphy laugh at this.

  5. And People were quick to point out that Lonzo's debut kicks look like Kobe Bryant's Sneakers

    Whether intended or not, there is an eerie similarity here.

  6. So, are you gonna cop these kicks?

    DAMN.

  7. About those $220 slides?

    How Sway? Indeed!

  8. Kids Could Always Use The Lonzo Kicks As a Ploy To Cop Some LeBrons

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    Good plan.

  9. All the dragging aside, LaVar did get support for going independent

    As far-fetched as that price point is, you've got to at least appreciate Mr. Ball's independent hustle.

  10. But is this how NBA players are going to react when lonzo steps on the court rocking these?

    Oh, the laughs just keep coming in.

  11. Whoever Made This 'Inside the NBA' Spoof of Lonzo's Shoes Wins the Internet Today

    Kenny Smith chucked the shoes in the garbage. That's too much!

  12. Here's what the sneakers themselves had to say about it

    Real tears over this one.

  13. Despite all the savage slander, Mr. Ball is sticking to his price

    Unreal!

Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo from left: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images, AP/REX/Shutterstock)

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