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Old 04-28-17, 10:28 AM
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Under Armour, Nike, Adidas all will not sign Lonzo Ball

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...eal-lonzo-ball

Because of his dad . Literally cost his son, at minimum, tens of millions of dollars.
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Old 04-28-17, 10:45 AM
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Just imagine how rich Tiger [Woods], Kobe [Bryant], Serena [Williams], [Michael] Jordan and LeBron [James] would have been if they dared to do their own thing," LaVar said.
Yes, imagine how much richer Tiger($700 mil net worth) ; Kobe($400 mil net worth) ; Serena($150 mil net worth) ; Michael($1.3 billion net worth) and Lebron($500 mil net worth) could have been if they'd done things Lavar's way!
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Old 04-28-17, 11:06 AM
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What a fool. Should have been kissing their .
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Old 04-28-17, 11:48 AM
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This guy is a sick freak. He's going to crash and burn his whole family.
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Old 04-28-17, 11:56 AM
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Looks like Lonzo is going to make bank. Let's hope he has the good sense to ignore his dad's financial advice and distances himself .
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Old 04-28-17, 12:01 PM
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Because of his dad . Literally cost his son, at minimum, tens of millions of dollars.
Lonzo:

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Old 04-28-17, 12:08 PM
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Don't worry chop Stix will tell us how great lavar is and set us straight
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Old 04-28-17, 02:20 PM
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No one wants to touch those Balls.....
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Old 04-29-17, 01:04 PM
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Great news. Between Daddy and De'Aaron Fox beating him like an old rug, Lonzo's stuch has taken a hit.
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Old 04-29-17, 06:31 PM
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Not worried about Lonzo's future. He's a rare breed talent with his head on straight and his game alone will earn him a fortune over his career. His dad is going to fall out of the spotlight eventually and when this media obsession with Lavar settles down, Lonzo will get plenty of fruitful endorsements.
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Old 04-29-17, 06:36 PM
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Great news. Between Daddy and De'Aaron Fox beating him like an old rug, Lonzo's stuch has taken a hit.
Fox will fall into obscurity much sooner than Lonzo. I'll be sure to bookmark this post just like I did my "KD to GS = auto championship" post last summer.

Expect the Cleveland contingent to be on suicide watch after I bump that post again.
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Old 04-29-17, 09:44 PM
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Fox will fall into obscurity much sooner than Lonzo. I'll be sure to bookmark this post just like I did my "KD to GS = auto championship" post last summer.

Expect the Cleveland contingent to be on suicide watch after I bump that post again.
Predicting a 73 win team that added a top 5 player to win the title isn't exactly impressive.
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Old 04-30-17, 07:21 AM
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Predicting a 73 win team that added a top 5 player to win the title isn't exactly impressive.
Not to mention that there is still a few things that need to happen for GS to win championship.
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Old 04-30-17, 08:43 AM
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Fox will fall into obscurity much sooner than Lonzo. I'll be sure to bookmark this post just like I did my "KD to GS = auto championship" post last summer.

Expect the Cleveland contingent to be on suicide watch after I bump that post again.
Good for you. It's not like you're making some stunning prediction there. You came to the same conclusion as 90% of the NBA "experts"

The Browns will not win the Super Bowl year. I'm Nostrafreakingdamus.

The reference was to Fox exposing Lonzo in the tournament, not to his future success.

Lonzo is OJ Mayo Jr.
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Old 04-30-17, 09:26 AM
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Fox will fall into obscurity much sooner than Lonzo. I'll be sure to bookmark this post just like I did my "KD to GS = auto championship" post last summer.

Expect the Cleveland contingent to be on suicide watch after I bump that post again.
Disagree on Fox. Neither can really shoot but Fox at least has some semblance of decent form, Lonzo not so much. Fox is much faster, especially first step and can play defense. Meanwhile Lonzo isn't very fast, needs to be in the open court, can't score if any defense is applied, doesn't play defense at all.

Yeah nice call on the best team adding one of the best players to win the championship. Let me guess you think the Cubs are an early favorite to win the world series.
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Old 04-30-17, 02:05 PM
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Ball has two big flaws-- very poor shooting form makes him much easier to guard in the NBA where elite athletes are all over the court and poor effort on defense where he relies on his athleticism over technique.

It's pretty obvious his dad encouraged his athletic dominance over proper technique and shouted down coaches who wanted to correct these deficiencies. It will be interesting to see if NBA staff just tell Lavar to since he'll lack the leverage of moving his son elsewhere and make some strides with Alonzo in these areas.
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Old 04-30-17, 02:18 PM
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Not worried about Lonzo's future.
Why would you be? You're a nobody in New York who has no connection or loyalties to the guy.
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Old 04-30-17, 08:15 PM
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Chop Stix probably played in a pick up tournament, Ball sh*t on him and now he has Stockholm Syndrome.
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Old 04-30-17, 08:21 PM
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Not worried about Lonzo's future. He's a rare breed talent with his head on straight and his game alone will earn him a fortune over his career. His dad is going to fall out of the spotlight eventually and when this media obsession with Lavar settles down, Lonzo will get plenty of fruitful endorsements.
He has great court vision and great passing. You watch the NBA. That's not that rare. CP3, LeBron, John Wall, Rondo, Ricky Rubio, Jokic, Griffin, Draymond are all incredible passers off the top of my head. The fact LeBron, Jokic, Draymond and Griffin are all 6'9"+ and incredible passers is a rare talent. At 6'6", bad shooting, average athleticism (for an NBA player) and poor defense he better have above average passing. Not sure I'd call that a rare breed of talent.
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Old 05-01-17, 08:10 AM
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Lonzo Ball will be fine, he'll be one of the top picks in the upcoming draft. The key is going to be how Daddy handles things from here on out. The lucky (or unlucky) team that drafts Lonzo is drafting him, not Lavar.
No surprise Nike/ UnderArmor or Adidas wouldn't touch him with a 10 ft. pole. They are established, solid companies.
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Old 05-01-17, 11:51 AM
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Lonzo Ball will be fine, he'll be one of the top picks in the upcoming draft. The key is going to be how Daddy handles things from here on out. The lucky (or unlucky) team that drafts Lonzo is drafting him, not Lavar.
No surprise Nike/ UnderArmor or Adidas wouldn't touch him with a 10 ft. pole. They are established, solid companies.
Sorry...I don't read this story the way you read it. These companies, I assume, would be happy to work with this kid, even with his pain in the a $ $ father attached to him. What they are UNWILLING to do is take on family Ball as partners.
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Old 05-01-17, 02:10 PM
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I wonder if the old man called British Knights?

I'm pretty sure derrick Colmean is no longer pimping their shoes.
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Old 05-01-17, 02:31 PM
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I wonder if the old man called British Knights?

I'm pretty sure derrick Colmean is no longer pimping their shoes.
LA Gear is looking.
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Old 05-01-17, 02:43 PM
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Sorry...I don't read this story the way you read it. These companies, I assume, would be happy to work with this kid, even with his pain in the a $ $ father attached to him. What they are UNWILLING to do is take on family Ball as partners.
This is correct. The business side of the deal is what they will not accept
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Only $500 for the Big Baller Brand sneaks. Seems Legit.
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Old 05-04-17, 03:13 PM
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Sketchers is definately an option. Also heard New Balance might be looking.
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You could also buy the 1000 autographed version
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Sketchers is definately an option. Also heard New Balance might be looking.
Actually maybe go old school and pick up a deal w/ Pony?
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Old 05-04-17, 07:42 PM
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No lace Pony pump ups...brilliant! They can call them Pony Balls
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