Twitter Thinks Lonzo Ball’s New ZO2 Shoes Aren’t So Baller

“Hey LaVar Ball, real big baller brands don’t over charge kids for shoes,” says Shaq

Retired semi-pro football player LaVar Ball’s Big Baller Brand introduced his son Lonzo Ball’s signature ZO2 shoe line on Thursday — it didn’t go too well.

Social media began to pick apart the shoe as fast as it was unveiled. Besides the fact, that Lonzo Ball, a UCLA Basketball phenom, has yet to even be drafted to the NBA, people are upset that they’re expected to pay almost $500 for shoes that are seemingly knockoffs of Kobe Bryant’s signature Nikes.

While the main ZO2 primes run for at least $495, the autographed pair go for a minimum of $995 — the slides cost $220 (in case you’re on a budget or something).

For a sense of how… optimistic Lonzo is about his future legacy, according to ESPN the highest price for a pair of Michael Jordan-branded shoes was $400 — but he was, well, Michael Jordan. Lonzo, just so we’re clear, hasn’t even been drafted by the NBA yet.

Even former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal slammed Ball’s shoes for being overpriced. “Hey LaVar Ball, real big baller brands don’t over charge kids for shoes,” tweeted the retired NBA champion and Olympic Gold medalist.

Others simply ridiculed the entire product, blasting Ball for thinking he could get away with charging so much for a shoe that’s not even all that unique.

“Who the hell does lavar ball think his son is charging almost 500$ for his off-brand james harden lookin shoe,” mocked one Twitter user.

Lavar Ball defended the shoe with tweet right of the Marie Antoinette playbook, stating that you’re not a baller if you’re complaining about the price.

“Big Baller’s loose! If you can’t afford the ZO2’S, you’re NOT a BIG BALLER!” he said.

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