The Ball family has earned its fair share of criticism over the last 12 months. Father LaVar has quickly risen to infamy with his bold (read: bulls—) claims about being able to beat Michael Jordan one-on-one and how his sons are better than LeBron James and Steph Curry. No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball has been put under the microscope as a result and his hometown L.A. storyline with the Lakers is already beginning to rub people the wrong way. Then there’s youngest child LaMelo, who repeatedly dropped a racial slur on live national television. So, yeah, you could say the Ball family is a bit irksome.
And their sphere of annoyance isn’t restricted to just basketball. Other star athletes have begun taking shots at the family and now that list includes Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt. On Thursday, Watt posted this Tweet taking aim at the family’s Big Baller Brand – which has gotten off to an inauspicious start as Lonzo will be the first top two pick in recent memory to enter the NBA without a shoe deal – while promoting his new Reebok shoes that dropped at midnight.
Of course, Watt was referring to the outrageous price of the BBB sneakers especially considering that a Ball has not played a single minute in the NBA. It would be like a first-time director charging you $40 for a ticket to their movie while whispering, “I promise it’s the best thing ever!”
Watt is also hilariously referring to the fact that Lonzo didn’t even wear his dad’s shoes during his last summer game outing. And played significantly better without them.
So who should you trust: three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt or My Dad Makes All My Decisions For Me Lonzo Ball?