Big Baller Brand is on the way back

From Ella Chochrek at Footwear News : LaVar Ball’s Big Baller Brand is coming back. In a statement posted to its Twitter account yesterday, the streetwear brand said a new website is slated to go live in the next few weeks, under the name Bigballerbrandinc.com. “The Big Baller Brand is alive and well! The brand has been restructuring and we are working to reveal the new website in the next few weeks,” read the statement. “It will have a new look and a new name.” Big Baller Brand is also set to offer…

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LaMelo Ball no.1 pick in 2020 NBA Draft?

From NBL.com.au: NBL Next Star and Illawarra Hawks guard LaMelo Ball is a legitimate chance to be the number one pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.  That isn’t hyperbole or an inaccurate message – it’s the latest feedback from NBA scouts and draft experts after this past weekend’s NBL Blitz in Tasmania.  Just one Blitz game was all NBA teams needed to see Ball’s immense talent, as he recorded 19 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists against Perth Wildcats last Friday. He missed Sunday’s clash with Melbourne United due to…

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The StockX data breach was about more than your money

As much as they may have wanted it to be, the StockX data breach did not only fail to escape not the attention of the sneaker community but even was reported on by non-footwear related media outlets.  Data breaches have become an unfortunate part of life, but how a company handles it can go a long way not only in restoring trust in a company but also in what actions could be taken against them. With their attempted obfuscation of the breach via an e-mail update ruse , StockX went…

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LaMelo Ball to play in NBL20

From nbl.com.au : Global teenage sensation LaMelo Ball has become the latest highly rated NBA prospect to join the Hungry Jack’s NBL, signing for the Illawarra Hawks as part of the NBL Next Stars program. A five star recruit, LaMelo Ball is the younger brother of New Orleans Pelicans star Lonzo Ball and is currently ranked number 21 in the 2019 ESPN 1000 and considered a first round selection in the 2020 NBA Draft. The 17 year-old will join top five NBA Draft prospect RJ Hampton as part of the…

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Lonzo Ball reveals second BBB shoe

Big Baller Brand is unveiling the next sneaker in the ZO2 collection. Named the “ZO2.19”, it will worn by Lonzo Ball during his upcoming second NBA campaign. There are three initial colorways of the ZO2.19. The “New White” and ”Lilac” colorways feature a  reinforced spacer mesh base with overlays of suede and then leather.  The multi-colored “Madagascar” substitutes more leather in place of the suede overlays. According to the brand the mesh aims to be “strong enough to never blow out.” Present on the upper is a forefoot strap composed…

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Jordan Crawford in negotiations to join Big Baller Brand

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jordan Crawford was amongst the first to publicly show he was down with the Big Baller Brand, going as far as posting his order summary when he purchased a pair of ZO2: Prime sneakers back in May. https://twitter.com/jcraw55/status/862405724881682432/photo/1 Crawford has been wearing BBB gear already this season and now according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania, he and his agent are in negotiations to wearing them in a official capacity. The contract not be what would be termed a “normal endorsement deal”; it would place him under…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Robbers take Air Jordans, shoot man with flare gun

The latest in our long line of leather and rubber inspired lunacy comes from from Buffalo, NY. According to police there, robbers clad in black ensembles robbed a man of his Air Jordans and then shot him with a flare gun. The victim told police that early Easter morning, 2:50 A.M., men unknown to him used force to swipe his sneakers. After he’d given up the kicks, one of the thieves shot him in the leg with a flare gun. The victim was treated at Eric County Medical Center. The…

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LiAngelo Ball enters the NBA Draft

LiAngelo Ball has declared for the 2018 NBA draft. The 19-year-old formally submitted paperwork to enter the upcoming draft. Ball is expected to workout for several NBA teams and will take part in the Pro Basketball Combine at IMG where team executives will be in attendance. Ball played for the Lithuanian team Vytautas Prienu this past season along with younger brother LaMelo. LiAngelo is currently averaging a league-high 15.7 PFG. He also averaged 2.9 rebounds per game and connected on 45 percent of his three-point shots.

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LiAngelo Ball’s Signature kicks are coming soon

LiAngelo Ball may not get the publicity (outside of that incident in China) of brothers Lonzo and LaMelo, but like his aforementioned kin, he will also have his own signature shoe from Big Baller Brand. The middle Ball brother, who is averaging 13.8 ppl for Vytautas Prienu, will debut the shoes for Vytautas’ next official game scheduled for March 3. However according to Donatas Urbonas, Ball could wear them during the second set of BBB Challenge games that run from February 22 through February 25. LaVar Ball revealed that the…

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Miami Dadeland Pinecrest Rotary Club Collecting Kicks at 2018 Fitbit Miami Marathon Expo

The Miami Dadeland Pinecrest Rotary Club is looking to use kicks to make a difference in the lives of some derserving schoolchildren and the community as a whole. They will be collecting sneakers ( they do not have to be new) at the 2018 FitBit Miami Marathon on January 26 and 27. You can also bring them to their tent location near the finish line on Sunday January 28. Participants in the race can also donate their shoes at the finish line as well. Donating three or more pairs will…

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