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Even LeBron James is pitching Lonzo Ball to hitch Nike, however LaVar Ball is driving a tough discount.

LaVar confirmed to ESPN’s Darren Rovell that Massive Baller Model shouldn’t be talking with Nike, regardless of Lonzo selecting to put on Kobe ADs in Wednesday’s breakout efficiency at Las Vegas Summer time League.

“No negotiations with Nike,” LaVar informed ESPN over textual content.

The preliminary supply from LaVar to Nike – in addition to some other sporting attire firm – was $1 billion for a co-branding cope with BBB. That worth rose to $three billion after the Los Angeles Lakers scored the second general decide.

On the subject of Lonzo sporting Nikes as an alternative of his signature BBB sneakers, LaVar harassed that freedom comes with the territory of being unbiased.

“Lonzo shouldn’t be pressured to put on any model and may play in any shoe he needs so long as it is OK with the NBA,” LaVar stated. “That is what being unbiased is all about.”