During their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday night, Ball decided to once again ditch his ZO2s and instead rocked the Adidas signature kicks of James Harden. This grabbed Harden's attention and he decided to post on Instagram about Lonzo rocking his gear in another triple-double performance.
James Harden sees your kicks, Lonzo. pic.twitter.com/NmaGTu8Tle— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 14, 2017
Is some vast conspiracy afoot here? Some large competition?
While it’s still surprising to see the former UCLA Bruin not sporting any shoes from his family’s Big Baller Brand, it did not affect his game at all. He registered his second triple-double of the Summer League and finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists.
Ben Golliver may have highlighted the most impressive tidbit about Ball’s game in Vegas.
Triple-Doubles at Las Vegas Summer League over the last decade— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) July 14, 2017
-- Lakers' Lonzo Ball: 2
-- All other players combined: 0 pic.twitter.com/Mi8sEWfpfz
Although his achievements this summer won’t matter once the regular season starts, it may do wonders for his confidence. Perhaps LA's got a James Harden-style Big Ball Handler on their hands after all.