It was announced that Lonzo Ball is leaving the Big Baller Brand after disputes he had with the brand’s Co-Founder Alan Foster. Lonzo Ball immediately identified himself with another well-known brand and that is, of course, Nike, who’s the biggest ambassador is Lonzo’s teammate LeBron James.
In a recent interview for The Times, LeBron was asked about Lonzo leaving the Big Baller Brand and said he has his full support if he decides to join the Nike family.
Whatever the kid decides to do, whatever brand he comes with next — if it’s with Nike obviously we would welcome him. I would definitely welcome him. I love the kid regardless of what shoes he had on. But we shall see.”
LeBron also mentioned that he admires Lonzo for taking more control of his career which for him means Lonzo is becoming more mature. He believes taking control of his career will help Lonzo become a better player but also a better person in the long run.
“I love the fact that he’s taking control of his [stuff]. I mean, he’s, that’s what’s really, really dope to me. Once I saw that story I just saw a kid turning into a man. ‘This is my career and I’m taking this. I done had enough with — whatever. I done had enough. Whatever. If I’m not going to be successful, I’m not going to be successful on my terms.’ I saw a lot of that. We’ll see. I mean he plays well when he has on Nikes.”