Lonzo Ball Hints at Changing from Big Baller Brand to Nike in Instagram Post

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 24, 2019

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 22:  Big Baller Brand shoes are seen worn by Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on March 22, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
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Big Baller Brand could lose its biggest star, as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball teased a move to Nike on Saturday. 

Ball shared an image on his Instagram page including Nike's "It's only a crazy dream until you do it" quote that it uses in commercials. The post also includes a caption that he's "moving on to bigger and better."

Things haven't been going well for Ball or Big Baller Brand recently. 

ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne and Paula Lavigne reported Friday that Ball severed ties with Big Baller Brand co-founder Alan Foster after $1.5 million of Ball's money went unaccounted for.

The company has also received 184 complaints from customers to the Better Business Bureau over the past three years for the wrong merchandise being received, orders not being shipped on time and not responding to questions about delivery status. 

In the same report, Ball noted the Lakers have asked him about how effective Big Baller Brand shoes are at protecting his legs and ankles while on the court. 

"They asked me about it, and I told 'em, 'I feel comfortable," he said. "If I wasn't comfortable, I wouldn't play in 'em. If I didn't play in [his signature BBB shoes], I'd play in Kobe [Bryant's signature Nike shoe]. I work out in [LeBron James' signature Nike shoe], but that's because they're heavier."

Big Baller Brand was founded in 2016 by LaVar Ball. Lonzo has used the company's signature ZO2 sneaker since making his NBA debut in 2017 with the Lakers. 

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