Los Angeles Lakers

Lonzo Ball ditches Big Baller Brand sneakers for Nike, scores 36 in Lakers' win

Lonzo Ball ditches Big Baller Brand sneakers for Nike, scores 36 in Lakers' win

Lonzo Ball's dud of a debut is long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers.

Now he has the best game of the NBA Summer League — and another playoff game for a chance to top it.

Ball had 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in their opening game of the tournament stage.

The No. 2 overall draft pick came back from a one-game absence — and did so wearing Nike Kobe AD sneakers instead of a pair from the line that his father, LaVar, is marketing for $495 a pair. Then he brought the Lakers back from a 15-point deficit to claim a spot in the round...

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