Earlier this week, NBA player Lonzo Ball dropped off the debut ZO2 sneaker from his Big Baller Brand, and it was met with quite a bit of criticism, mostly over the price tag.
Coming in at just shy of $500 a pair, most found the tag to be waaaayyy too steep for a debut shoe. However, while social media blew up with laughing emojis and "no thanks'", Compton emcee The Game felt a different kinda way about Lonzo's attempts at creating a new brand.
Game took to IG to share with the world that he'd bought four pairs of the ZO2's for his son and his son's friends, and also took time to criticize Michael Jordan, the creator of the Air Jordan sneaker.
"Just bought my son @hvrlemtaylor & a few of his friends the "Lonzo @zo Ball's" #Z02 kicks just on the pure fact that I've spent over a million dollars, shit probably more on Nike's, Jordan's & other big name sneaker brands in my lifetime so why not support a family brand & a rising stars shoe....." he wrote.
"Funny how n****s will go & buy Gucci flip flops for $300-400 with no complaints but then complain & bitch when a kid & his family is making a name for themselves & trying to grow their own brand....."
"While MJ, as much as I love & support him & his legacy ain't really ever did much for the black community other then tax our mothafuckin' ass for the same shoes over & over as well as charge these kids parents hella money to get in these camps. & again, no hate... MJ is MJ but today I chose to support @Zo & his family...."
Read the rest of his statement below:
What do you think of Game's point of view of Lonzo Ball's new ZO2 sneakers?